newbie amd64 force 32bit nvidia-driver port

B. Cook bcook at
Wed Apr 4 15:37:03 UTC 2007

Hello all,

I'm trying out amd64 on this Dell M90, and it seems to be going great..

*except* the nvidia-drivers port won't compile on amd64.. so I took out 
the i386 entry in the Makefile and it gets to a part where its linking 
and gets this:

===>  Building for nvidia-driver-1.0.9746
===> src (all)
ld  -d -warn-common -r -d -o nvidia.ko nv-kernel.o nvidia_ctl.o 
nvidia_dev.o nvidia_linux.o nvidia_os.o nvidia_os_pci.o 
nvidia_os_registry.o nvidia_pci.o nvidia_subr.o nvidia_sysctl.o nvidia_i2c.o
ld: Relocatable linking with relocations from format elf32-i386-freebsd 
(nv-kernel.o) to format elf64-x86-64 (nvidia.ko) is not supported
*** Error code 1

so how do I get the nvidia driver to work on this shiny new M90.. If I 
can't get this to work.. the person I got the laptop from will be 
putting rhel 5 on it.. :(

I was thinking that I could force compile it for 32bit..

Is that even possible?

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