Graphics card recommendation

RW rwmaillists at
Thu Oct 15 13:30:01 UTC 2009

On Wed, 14 Oct 2009 11:59:49 -0400
Jerry <gesbbb at> wrote:

> nVidia (AMD64) is not supported in 7.x versions of FreeBSD as far as I
> know. There was some talk of it being supported in 8.x, but I have
> not heard from anyone actually doing so.

The existing driver is 32 bit and will never run on amd64. What's
happened is that 8-current has provided some of the VM features that
nVidia regard as prerequisites for a new 64-bit driver.

> All my machines use nvidea
> cards, and the lack of support for it in FBSD, even after an extended
> period of time, is a real PIA.

Right, but for most of that time the ball has been in FreeBSD's court.

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