New nvidia drivers available

Alastair G. Hogge agh at
Sat Aug 14 19:03:44 PDT 2004

On Sun, 15 Aug 2004 04:34, Doug Rabson 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.
This is most awesome.

I could only get the the module to load if I had device mem and device io in 
my kernel spec. Using the mem and io kernel modules would cause undefined 
symbols to mem_range_attr_set when trying to load nvidia.ko 
in /boot/loader.conf

Nice work :-)

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