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Date:      Sun, 7 Feb 2021 03:45:50 -0500
From:      Paul Procacci <>
To:        Aryeh Friedman <>
Cc:        Patrick Mahan <>, User Questions <>
Subject:   Re: Suggested upgrade for a GeForce GT 450
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I stopped trying to use emulation long ago.  It never worked right.
Ok, that's actually an overstatement.
It worked sometimes.
Compile something simple w/ nvcc and if it was simple enough, sure it would
work.  Try something a bit more complex, you were sh*t out of luck.

Tell ya what, I still have my GTX in my machine doing nothing:

# pciconf -vl | fgrep -iA 2 -B 1 GTX
    vendor     = 'NVIDIA Corporation'
    device     = 'GM206 [GeForce GTX 950]'
    class      = display
    subclass   = VGA

I'll go through the motions of getting the GPU offloading w/ the emulation
layer working and if it does, I'll eat my words.  ;)


On Sun, Feb 7, 2021 at 2:46 AM Aryeh Friedman <>

> On Sun, Feb 7, 2021 at 2:27 AM Paul Procacci <> wrote:
>> I post how I like.  If you don't like it, you're free to not respond and
>> ignore my messages.
>> If you can't follow, that's on you.
>> No, the support with linux emulation is extremely limited.  It's not
>> usable in the least.
>> If you plan on using CUDA, use Linux.
> Name one such limitation because in 25+ years of using FreeBSD and linux
> emulation I have never found a serious difference between what can be done
> in emulation vs. what can be done on an actual linux host (except for cases
> where the program in question wanted a newer kernel then the one being
> emulated but since CUDA has been around for a while now this is a
> non-issue).   I even found a few workarounds posted on the net on how to
> get the nVidia driver to support CUDA natively (none of them official but
> they still exist).   So I will ask again if it can be made to work in any
> way at all (even if a told hack) then it is incorrect to say CUDA is not
> possible with nVidia on FreeBSD (yes very hard but not impossible).
> --
> Aryeh M. Friedman, Lead Developer,


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