new Nvidia drivers for FreeBSD
Julian H. Stacey
jhs at flat.berklix.net
Wed Aug 18 08:58:30 PDT 2004
Dan Finn wrote:
> Looks like these were released a couple of days ago. I got the
> drivers to compile and install w/o problem on 5.2.1. The only problem
> I have found so far is that on any form of exit of X it hangs my Dell
> Inspiron 2650. Does anyone know of a workaround or fix for this
My Toshiba Satellite S5100-603 with 5.2.1 has also hung on exiting
X before, but not always. also uses nv driver. My entire log file of all
kernel & X config files & diagnostics etc is here BTW
( as I have a bad memory so I document things instead ).
> I am also having trouble getting any resolution higher than 1024x768.
> No matter what I set in the X config file it still runs the above
> resolution. Does anyone have any experience with this on a Inspiron
> 2650. Also if someone could provide the correct vertical refresh and
> horizontal sync settings I should be using that would be helpful.
I dont have a problem (now, but did) getting X at 1600x1200: I
fought X for ages, using xf86cfg in visual, then vi'ing, then a
friend told me: use -textmode, click on eg 1600x1200, accept high
freq. default values to do high res you know LCD will do, then tweak
with vi later. Was a lot quicker than my earlier tweaks on a base
from initial visual mode. BTW my toshiba manual states horiz freq
but not vert. maybe your dell manual will have some info ? If you
don't have a paper manual: my Tosh. manual is also on XP recovery
CDROMs maybe you'll find a DELL manual on DELL cdrom. Good luck.
BTW, Off topic:
I do have a problem with fxp0: timeouts. I guess it may be Toshiba
bios switching stuff off So I've got a while (1) sleep 2 ping -c
1 evil but helps I guess. (I'll be looking later to see if there's
any ports/ stuff to access BIOSes, as Toshiba doesn't give you
BIOS at boot, & I'll also look at http://www.buzzard.org.uk/toshiba/)
( ... Hard for me to tell currently where my combo of ACPI, X/
nv drivers & fxp0: timeout issues interact, hence mentioned here,
rather than a seperate Subject: - sorry if it confuses, but I am
Julian Stacey. Unix C & Net Services Consultant, Munich. http://berklix.com
Mail Ascii plain text. Html dumped as Spam.
Ihr Rauch = mein allergischer Kopfschmerz. Nimm Schnupftabak !
Evil Software Patents: http://www.spiegel.de/spiegel/0,1518,312066,00.html
More information about the freebsd-mobile