FreeBSD 5.3-BETA1 and Nvidia Driver

Jorge Aldana jorge at
Wed Aug 25 19:14:31 PDT 2004

Ok, I answered my own question, on upgrading to the new nvidia driver did the 
trick. I used the driver direct from nvidia:

Followed the README and all is well, the downloaded driver also added the 
nvidia_load="YES" line to loader.conf, so far only tested KDE 3 and its working.


On Wed, 25 Aug 2004, Jorge Aldana wrote:

> Ok, I got 5.3-BETA1 going thanks to all the tips I've seen so far, I finally 
> got it to boot after following the advice to add "device apic" and figuring 
> out the new sound device setup, I did remove the debugging options, not sure 
> if that was a factor but I trimmed a bit and luckily it booted after removing 
> that and adding apic.
> Now I am trying to load the nvidia driver on boot up and it panics if I 
> attempt to load it at boot up. Anyone else gotten this far yet? Do I need to 
> upgrade to the new Nvidia driver I've been reading about? I've kept the 
> loader.conf as follows (boots with this not sure if any of this is still 
> needed):
> linux_load="YES"
> agp_load="YES"
> Had nvidia_load="YES" but that crashed it.
> Thanks,
> Jorge
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