[PC-BSD Testing] NVIDIA when RAM is > 2 GB

Bill Sun billksun at gmail.com
Wed Dec 1 11:05:37 PST 2010


I use a GeForce 8800 GT; not sure if they are similar enough, but I have no
problems with it.

-Bill

On Wed, Dec 1, 2010 at 10:10 AM, Dru Lavigne <drulavigne at sympatico.ca>wrote:

>  Sorry for the toppost, my mailer isn't quoting this email for some reason.
>
> This is an 8.1 install on a celeron dual core E3200, 4 gb ram, with a
> GeForce 8800 GS. Every boot option results in a black screen. I walked the
> guy through adding the machdep line at the boot prompt but that did not make
> a difference. Anyone else successfully using this card on 8.1? Any
> suggestions for a possible bios setting? He also tried reducing his ram down
> to 2 gb but it did not make a difference.
>
> Cheers,
>
> Dru
>
> ------------------------------
> Date: Wed, 1 Dec 2010 11:23:31 -0600
> From: A-Koziol at neiu.edu
> To: testing at lists.pcbsd.org
> Subject: Re: [PC-BSD Testing] NVIDIA when RAM is > 2 GB
>
>
> On 12/01/2010 9:21 AM, Dru Lavigne wrote:
>
> This came up on IRC today. Apparently there is a bug in the NVIDIA driver
> that occurs if the system has more than 2 GB of RAM. The fix is to add the
> following line to /boot/loader.conf:
>
> machdep.disable_mtrrs=1
>
> Kris, is this something that can be added to the 8.2 snapshot so it can be
> tested?
>
> Cheers,
>
> Dru
>
>
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> Is this present in the 260.19.21 version? If so, 263.09 should be out
> pretty soon and will hopefully fix this.
>
> Arthur
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