nvidia 260.19.44 X11 display driver for FreeBSD amd64

Emanuel Haupt ehaupt at FreeBSD.org
Sat Mar 12 10:40:36 UTC 2011

"O. Hartmann" <ohartman at mail.zedat.fu-berlin.de> wrote:
> nvidia offers a new FreeBSD /amd64 ready 64Bit driver, 260.19.44. We
> are about to equipt several boxes with newer nVidia Fermi based
> graphics cards (570 and 560Ti). On Linux boxes (Suse 10.XX, I do not
> know, a recent one) a GTX570 won't work with the older nvidia 256.53
> driver, we had to update to the most recent 260.XX driver via YAST.
> Now I suspect a similar problem in FreeBSD.
> Well, nvidia provides informations about how to install the driver
> but I would prefere the ports-solution.

I'm using this driver w/o any problems on 8.2-RELEASE amd64. Movies
play much smoother with 'vdpau'.


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