> On Wed, 14 Oct 2009 08:31:00 -0700 > free...@t41t.com free...@t41t.com (free...@t41t.com) replied: > >>I'm in need of a new graphics card for a new computer, that I hope will >>run FreeBSD (with a strong preference for AMD64) and compiz-fusion on a >>dual-monitor, which I believe means the 3D acceleration has to be in >>good working order. I don't really care whether the graphics driver is >>binary, or freely-licensed. >> >>Has anyone bought a recent graphics card that they know to be working >>in x64 with 3D acceleration? >> >>I've heard Nvidea support is probably better than ATI. Some of the GPU >>choices I see are like GeForce 9400/9500/9600 GT, GSO, and/or GTX+ >>series or the GTS/GTX 2** series. Are some of those better-supported >>than others? >> >>I didn't see anything recent on this list or the website, and there >>wasn't much response on IRC. Recommendations would be appreciated. >>Thanks! > > 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. 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.
nVidia support on i386 FreeBSD is not much better. One can use an nVidia card with 7.1 but under 7.2 one hits the dreaded mtrr error. A Google search finds many posts on how to fix this but none of them seem to work. I could be wrong but nVidia does not seem to be very interested in working with the FreeBSD project to address these problems. ATI also seems to have a problem with mtrr under 7.2. I'm still trying to sort this out. I hope 8.0 will address these problems. Josef _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"