nvidia display driver on amd64

Bruce Cran bruce at cran.org.uk
Tue Oct 30 12:34:45 PDT 2007

Yuri Pankov wrote:
> 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 -
> http://lists.freebsd.org/pipermail/freebsd-hackers/2006-June/016995.html
> No news yet (or am I mistaken?). You can also read read long (over 2
> years old now) thread here
> http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=41545
> Be sure to check other similar threads :-)
> Yuri

http://wiki.freebsd.org/NvidiaFeatureRequests also shows the status of 
the various tasks that need to be done before an amd64 nVidia driver can 
work. Should that page be linked to from the wiki homepage?  It's 
somewhat difficult to find at the moment.


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