On Tue, Mar 04, 2008 at 10:52:12PM -0500, Isaac Mushinsky wrote:
After using a FreeBSD/i386 for many years, I am getting new Intel x64 hardware
now (Core 2 Quad, Abit IP35-Pro, would like as much RAM as possible). I would
like to run amd64.
Since nvidia drivers always worked for me, I ordered one of their later cards
(8500GT), only to find out now that nvidia drivers are not there for amd64.
So my 2 questions are:
1) does the open nv driver work? I do not play games or really need 3D
acceleration, just want basic 2D and things like mplayer to work properly.
xf86-video-nv works for me with 8600GT, but sad thing is that nv driver
doesn't support XVideo extension on all 8xxx cards. Please check
http://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=11586 for more details.
2) should I return nvidia card and get something else? Is there a better
reasonably working card?