recent nvidia-driver trouble

Rainer Hurling rhurlin at
Sat Jun 16 10:43:23 UTC 2007

Marten schrieb:
> On Fri, 2007-06-15 at 19:53 +0200, Pascal Hofstee wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Sometime during the last week i have started to encounter trouble with
>> my system locking up trying to switch from X to console, but only when
>> using the nvidia-driver kernel module. Using the plain "nv" driver works
>> without any problems ... When the lock up happens the system seems to no
>> longer respond to keyboard input etc. (haven't been able to confirm
>> wether or not remote access is still possible).
>> Is anybody else experiencing similar problems out there ... this has
>> used to work for months without problems ... i made sure to force a
>> reinstall of the nvidia-driver port on every new kernel install but that
>> just doesn't seem to solve the problem either.
> Hi i just installed current, xorg7.2 with nvidia 7100gs card
> it seems to work fine with beryl and gnome.
> I can go to console and back. details below
> Marten
> %uname -a
> FreeBSD 7.0-CURRENT FreeBSD 7.0-CURRENT #0:
> Fri Jun  8 21:57:11 CEST 2007
> root at  i386
> [...SNIP...]

You have to update your CURRENT after Jun 12th (kernel/world) to see the 
above described behaviour. Before this, all seems to be alright with 


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