On Friday 22 December 2006 17:08, Modulok wrote:
> First of all, I'm not asking for a step by step guide...just
> needing someone to point me in the right direction:
> There is a FreeBSD project un-officially named "project evil" which
> allows one to use binary drivers from Microsoft windows for network
> interface cards that are not natively supported. Is there a similar
> project or method out there for video card drivers, such that we
> may use Linux drivers for video cards that aren't natively
> supported under FreeBSD?
> Basically I'm looking to get an nvidia driver for an FreeBSD system
> on amd64, that supports openGL 2.0 hardware acceleration. So far,
> nvidia only supports FreeBSD on the x86. Aside from going to linux
> (which I really don't want to do) any suggestions on how to
> accomplish this? Can I use a driver compiled for x86 on an amd64
> architecture perhaps?
> Thanks.
> -Modulok-

You are at the mercy of nvidia to provide an AMD64 nvidia driver.  
There is no available magic to make either the linux AMD64 driver or 
the FreeBSD i386 driver work on FBSD AMD64.


Josh Paetzel
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