nvidia display driver on amd64

Yuri Pankov yuri.pankov at gmail.com
Mon Oct 29 23:25:39 PDT 2007

On Mon, 2007-10-29 at 22:32 +0000, Tino Engel wrote:
> Dear all,
> Does anyone see any chance to get the nvidia display driver (with OpenGL 
> support) set up on amd64?
> Or someone has even succeded?
> The ports driver tell me they are only for i386, the downloaded driver from 
> nvidia stops with:
> 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
> Stop in /usr/root/src/NVIDIA-FreeBSD-x86-1.0-9639/src.
> *** Error code 1
> Stop in /usr/root/src/NVIDIA-FreeBSD-x86-1.0-9639.
> That probaly is the same reason, it is just only for i386.
> So where are the genious porters?
> Best regards, Tino Engel

Yes, binary driver is i386 only. NVIDIA made request for some kernel
features for amd64 driver -
No news yet (or am I mistaken?). You can also read read long (over 2
years old now) thread here
Be sure to check other similar threads :-)


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