getting sound to work, and also my nvidia 8600GTS

Rick Nekus solarux at
Wed Feb 27 19:51:26 UTC 2008

I'm not sure about dev**, but the defacto standard of any nvidia card is that it just works(in xBSD, Linux,....);
ie: nvidia-driver-100.14.19
#cd /usr/ports/x11/nvidia-driver;make install clean
add your below to /boot/loader.conf
afterwards edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf and just
uncomment "glx"
change "nv" -> "nvidia"
thats it. has worked great for me from nvidia agp 6200's -> pcix 8800GT'S, ...and beyond.
> Date: Wed, 27 Feb 2008 21:24:48 +0300> From: yuri.pankov at> To: chuckr at> CC: freebsd-multimedia at> Subject: Re: getting sound to work, and also my nvidia 8600GTS> > On Wed, Feb 27, 2008 at 12:37:23PM -0500, Chuck Robey wrote:> <snip>> > Maybe I should drop this at this point, but my nvidia.ko file, which is the> > driver for my 8600 GTS card, it never seems to get started. How do I know> > this? Because the /dev/nvidiactl file doesn't get made.> > nvidia_load="YES" in /boot/loader.conf ?> > > I am running devfs. Is this the right one for current? I'm not running> > devd, is that right. or maybe should I run both devd AND devfs? Or, anyone> > know which one is the right one to run? I need to get nvidiactl to be> > created, like it used to do 2 weeks ago.> > HTH,> Yuri> _______________________________________________> freebsd-multimedia at mailing list>> To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-multimedia-unsubscribe at"

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