nvidia-driver 64bit version

Sam Fourman Jr. sfourman at gmail.com
Fri Dec 4 18:56:41 UTC 2009

On Fri, Dec 4, 2009 at 10:20 AM, Robert Noland <rnoland at freebsd.org> wrote:
> On Fri, 2009-12-04 at 15:18 +0000, Alexey Dokuchaev wrote:
>> On Fri, Dec 04, 2009 at 03:47:24PM +0100, Emanuel Haupt wrote:
>> > Hi
>> >
>> > I was wondering if you're working on a port for the 64bit version of
>> > the new beta state nvidia driver [1].
>> Yup, thanks for the pointer.  I'm considering options right now.
>> >
>> > Since it's a completely different version it should IMO be separate from
>> > x11/nvidia-driver. Maybe x11/nvidia-driver-amd64 and x11/nvidia-driver
>> > could be renamed to x11/nvidia-driver-i386.
>> This would be the easiest route, but I'm not sure this is the best thing
>> to do.  From user's perspective, one should be able to "cd
>> category/port" and "make install".  The rest (including taking care of
>> architecture-dependent things) should be handled by underlying
>> infrastructure.  Right now I believe our bpm is capable of the task, and
>> my pmake/bpm-fu is strong enough, we'll see.
> I've never actually used the blob, but is the new driver only amd64?  I
> presume that it does need at least 8.0-RELEASE to work, but I can't

it also works with RELENG_7 (but not 7.2R)
as a side note, I installed wine in a 32bit chroot and installed the
32bit version of the new nvidia driver
and I can Play World of Warcraft without any issues, so I guess it
works Just like linux does.

Sam Fourman Jr.
Fourman Networks

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