New nvidia drivers available

Kenneth Culver culverk at
Sat Aug 14 18:01:13 PDT 2004

Quoting Johan Pettersson <manlix at>:

> On Sat, 14 Aug 2004 19:34:24 +0100
> Doug Rabson <dfr at> wrote:
>> The latest 6113 build of the nvidia graphics drivers has just appeared
>> on nvidia's web site. Check out 
>> if you are
>> currently using the nvidia proprietary drivers. This driver works
>> nicely on FreeBSD-current and while this version is not thread-safe,
>> it does not conflict with libpthread or libthr's use of %gs so you
>> don't have to map everything down to libc_r any more :-).
>> There will be a thread-safe driver available for FreeBSD-current 
>> sometime after I commit the pthread parts of the TLS support code.
> Im running the new driver on a recent -CURRENT and xorg 6.7.0. When
> starting zsnes I get this:
> beard ~> zsnes
> Fatal error 'Exceeded maximum lock level' at line 261 in file
> /usr/src/lib/libpthread/thread/thr_cancel.c (errno = 0) Bus error (core
> dumped)
> beard ~>
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I believe this is probably the problem:

"this version is not thread-safe" (from above)


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