[CDBUG-talk] [CDBUG] NVidia Driver

Patrick Muldoon doon at inoc.net
Mon Jan 5 13:36:35 EST 2009

On Jan 5, 2009, at 1:33 PM, Chuck Atkins wrote:

> I'm having an interesting issue w/ my laptop that perhaps you folks  
> could
> help me with.  I have a Dell D630 w/ 4GB of RAM and an NVidia Quadro  
> 135M w/ 128M memory.  When I try to use the nvidia-driver w/ 8- 
> have to use 8-CURRENT for the iwn driver), the system freezes and  
> reboots.
> If I remove one of the 2GB sticks so there is only 2GB of RAM,  
> everything
> works great.  So, my question then is this:  Are there any  
> parameters I can
> pass to the kernel at boot time to allow the system to operate with  
> a lesser
> ammount of RAM than is actually available in order to allow the  
> driver to
> work correctly?  Perhaps I could limit FBSD to only 3.5GB?

Are you running 64bit?


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