nvidia driver problem

Jorn Argelo jorn at wcborstel.nl
Mon Jan 10 04:42:01 PST 2005

On Mon, 10 Jan 2005 12:07:21 +0100, craig wrote
> hi all,
> i am having a problem getting the nvidia-provided freebsd drivers to
> work correctly.
> specifically, although the bsd-provided nv drivers work (albeit without
> any accel), when i switch to the nvidia-provided nvidia drivers, xorg
> loads into 8bit colour mode - which looks terrible!
> looking in /var/log/Xorg.0.log doesnt provide any clues (to me, at
> least!). there are no terrible errors or dire warnings that seem related.
> (find attached)
> and, as best as i can tell, my /etc/X11/xorg.conf seems just fine.
> (also find attached)
> what else would be useful to tell...
> i have an Intel 2.4Ghz on a Gigabyte GT motherboard, with 1GB ram.
> the card is an nVidia GeForce4Ti with 128MB
> also, i have removed agp from my kernel.
> and i have also attached sysctl -a hw.nvidia output

Adding the following in the screen section of xorg.conf might do the trick:

DefaultDepth 24

> any help would be greatly appreciated!
> much ta,
> -- 
> craig at small-pla.net

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