Nvidia driver doesn't work with 4G RAM

Playing with FreeBSD and X is a lot of fun these days. Besides all the problems with xorg 7.4 (don’t update unless you know what you are doing!) I’ve now encountered a limitation of the nvidia binary driver. If you have 4G RAM X won’t start at all and freezes the whole machine. That’s due to the nvidia driver that can only handle 4G alltogether (phy machine AND graphic card). Someone suggested to set hw.phymem="3G" in /boot/loader.conf, but that didn’t work for me. So either you must remove some RAM from the machine or you have to live with the xorg nv-driver which is VERY slow, at least with higher resolutions.

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