EFI support?

Do the current beta drivers work with pure EFI systems?
Some time ago on the nvnews forums Christian Zander mentioned that the
drivers at the time didn’t work with EFI and required BIOS compatibility
(to read the adapter ROM iirc). Is this still the case?

Maybe it will help you:

and something older: http://forum.netkas.org/index.php?topic=222.0

Now I know that nvidia drivers doesn’t support UEFI.

best regards,

That’s correct. UEFI is not yet supported.

Thanks. Any ETA on when you can give support for non-BIOS systems a try?

I’m afraid I can’t give an ETA.

We currently have no plans to support big-endian MIPS64r3.

What doesn’t work on UEFI systems? I use it just fine. Running driver version 313.09 on kernel 3.7.1 and don’t have any problems with a NVIDIA GTX 465. No errors in dmesg. Loads fine. using the efifb for the console, otherwise blind mode in console. the closest to an error is:

[   10.598159] NVRM: Your system is not currently configured to drive a VGA console
[   10.598163] NVRM: on the primary VGA device. The NVIDIA Linux graphics driver
[   10.598165] NVRM: requires the use of a text-mode VGA console. Use of other console
[   10.598167] NVRM: drivers including, but not limited to, vesafb, may result in
[   10.598169] NVRM: corruption and stability problems, and is not supported.

No MIPS support even though Nvidia was in talks with the Chinese to make MIPS-capable binaries?

Got this message too. The UEFI configuration seems to work fine: Asrock H77 Pro4/MVP, Firmware P1.50, GTX 560, Slackware 14.0, Kernel 3.4.45, Driver 319.23, efifb console, tty switching works.

According to /proc/iomen, the Option-ROM is where it belongs:

000c0000-000c7fff : Video ROM

I’m surprised this not a supported configuration in 2013. CSM is enabled, but legacy booting is no option here, because the boot drive is GPT and of 3 TB size.