Where can I get a nVidia driver for FBSD amd64

Lowell Gilbert freebsd-questions-local at be-well.ilk.org
Sun Mar 4 22:52:24 UTC 2007

Stephen Liu <satimis at yahoo.com> writes:

> Hi folks,
> FreeBSD 6.2-amd64
> I have been searching around for nVidia drvier without result.  X
> window can't work properly on this box.  However I'm not alone.  Please
> visit following sites
> http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=41545&page=15
> and
> http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=82203
> The problem existed since 11-28-04, needing a nVidia driver for amd64
> FreeBSD.
> If you want to run amd64 FreeBSD please stay away with components
> running nVidia chipsets.  Otherwise you will run into my situation as
> well as other folks on above sites.

>From those links, it looks like nVidia doesn't support their
proprietary accelerated driver on 64-bit FreeBSD systems, but 
there is no indication that the regular open-source driver 
won't work.  Is that a problem, or are you only worried
about the lack of accelerated support?

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