git: 949f3fee33 - main - handbook/x11: Add another way to load the nVidia driver

From: Danilo G. Baio <>
Date: Fri, 07 Jan 2022 21:40:18 UTC
The branch main has been updated by dbaio:


commit 949f3fee33f7afe542f2790176fd32a8959d375e
Author:     Upendra Kamath <>
AuthorDate: 2022-01-05 10:03:54 +0000
Commit:     Danilo G. Baio <>
CommitDate: 2022-01-07 21:34:02 +0000

    handbook/x11: Add another way to load the nVidia driver
    Reviewed by:    dbaio
    Pull Request:
 documentation/content/en/books/handbook/x11/_index.adoc | 10 +++++++++-
 1 file changed, 9 insertions(+), 1 deletion(-)

diff --git a/documentation/content/en/books/handbook/x11/_index.adoc b/documentation/content/en/books/handbook/x11/_index.adoc
index da79e51ce2..cda692d10a 100644
--- a/documentation/content/en/books/handbook/x11/_index.adoc
+++ b/documentation/content/en/books/handbook/x11/_index.adoc
@@ -1240,7 +1240,14 @@ For example, to install the latest driver:
 The driver will create a kernel module, which needs to be loaded at system startup.
-Add the following line to [.filename]#/boot/loader.conf#:
+Use man:sysrc[8] to load the module at startup:
+# sysrc kld_list+="nvidia"
+Alternatively, add the following line to [.filename]#/boot/loader.conf#:
@@ -1252,6 +1259,7 @@ nvidia_load="YES"
 To immediately load the kernel module into the running kernel issue a command like `kldload nvidia`.
 However, it has been noted that some versions of Xorg will not function properly if the driver is not loaded at boot time.
 After editing [.filename]#/boot/loader.conf#, a reboot is recommended.
+Improper settings in [.filename]#/boot/loader.conf# can cause the system not to boot properly.
 With the kernel module loaded, you normally only need to change a single line in [.filename]#xorg.conf# to enable the proprietary driver: