nvidia-driver + 8-stable PAE == spectacular fail

Doug Barton dougb at FreeBSD.org
Sun Feb 19 08:47:27 UTC 2012

On 02/18/2012 22:09, Alexey Dokuchaev wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 18, 2012 at 06:19:18PM -0800, Doug Barton wrote:
>> I've been using 8-stable the last several weeks in preparation for the
>> new release and decided to give PAE a try for the first time. I rebuilt
>> my kernel with that option, and it booted fine. Then I rebuilt the
>> nvidia module and as soon as I kldload'ed it, boom!
>> panic: pmap_mapdev: Couldn't alloc kernel virtual memory
>> Unread portion of the kernel message buffer:
>> nvidia0: <GeForce 210> on vgapci0
> Hmm, if this is one of the older cards?  I presume you're running legacy
> driver version in this case, and they do no work with PAE-enabled kernels
> (it's mentioned in pkg-message).

No, I just bought the card a few months ago, and it works fine with
-current and non-PAE 8-i386 running the latest version of the driver.



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