SOLVED: RE: nVidia drivers on FreeBSD 5.2.1 (Dell Inspiron 8100 laptop)

Ralph M. Los Ralph at
Wed Mar 10 16:06:15 PST 2004

OK - I resolve to the fact that I just can't read error messages.  I
commented out the chipset portion...and voila...everything works like a
CHARM.  Sorry to waste everyone's time with a completely stupid mistake.

-----Original Message-----
From: Ralph M. Los 
Sent: Wednesday, March 10, 2004 6:48 PM
To: Freebsd-questions at
Cc: Frank Knobbe
Subject: RE: nVidia drivers on FreeBSD 5.2.1 (Dell Inspiron 8100 laptop)

Tried /usr/ports/x11/nvidia-driver and doing make install...worked great
and gave some instructions about doing a "make setup" which doesn't
exist.  After that....still getting this when I try to get X running.
I've included my XF86Config snip at the bottom just for giggles.

(WW) NVIDIA: Chipset "GeForce2 Go" in Device section "NVIDIA GeForce 2"
isn't valid for this driver.
(EE) No devices detected

Fatal server error:
No screens found


<My XF86Config file snip>
Section "Device"
    Identifier         "NVIDIA GeForce 2"
    VendorName         "NVIDIA"
    BoardName          "GeForce2 Go"
    Driver	           "nvidia"
    BoardName          "GeForce2 Go"
    ChipSet            "GeForce2 Go"
    BusID              "PCI:1:0:0"

Section "Screen"
    Identifier         "Screen0"
    Device             "NVIDIA GeForce 2"
    Monitor            "Monitor0"

</My XF86Config file snip>


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