Decent 3D acceleration in 64bit mode?

Chuck Robey chuckr at
Thu Jun 19 21:52:17 UTC 2008

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Chuck Robey wrote:
> Mike Meyer wrote:
>> On Thu, 19 Jun 2008 14:00:42 -0400 "Zaphod Beeblebrox" <zbeeble at> wrote:
>>> On Wed, Jun 18, 2008 at 8:13 AM, Stephen Hocking <stephen.hocking at>
>>> wrote:
>>>> Given that Nvidia aren't offering a driver for their cards for 64bit
>>>> FreeBSD, is anyone else having success using another (preferably
>>>> PCI-E) card with 3D acceleration?
>>> I'd love to be told I'm wrong, but my understanding is that the issues
>>> blocking the nvidia driver would also effectively block a driver for which
>>> we had the source.
>> Is there an open source driver with good 3D acceleration?
>>    <mike
> Could I ask, does anyone here know the reason (even in general) that the Nvidia
> driver isn't working on the i386?

CRAP I meant AMD64.  I'm beyond hope.

> I mean, I was wondering what might be my next project ... I have the machinery,
> and the source code is totally available, it's not a matter of Nvidia giving out
> a binary-only module, right?  So, is anything more known?
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