[CDBUG-talk] [CDBUG] NVidia Driver

Chuck Atkins chuck.atkins at kitware.com
Mon Jan 5 13:39:05 EST 2009

I would if I could, but the nvidia-driver is only 32-bit.  Otherwise this
wouldn't be an issue.

On Mon, Jan 5, 2009 at 1:36 PM, Patrick Muldoon <doon at inoc.net> wrote:

> 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 NVS
>> 135M w/ 128M memory.  When I try to use the nvidia-driver w/ 8-CURRENT (I
>> 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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