FreeBSD 7.0-CURRENT/Xorg 7.2: nv driver without OpenGL?

O. Hartmann ohartman at
Wed Jul 18 18:30:47 UTC 2007

RW wrote:
> On Tue, 17 Jul 2007 14:58:07 +0000
> "O. Hartmann" <ohartman at> wrote:
>> Hello List.
>> I run into a problems after upgrading a box from FreeBSD
>> 6.2-STABLE/i386 with Xorg 7.2 to FreeBSD 7.0-CURRENT/i386 with Xorg
>> 7.2.
>> Stellarium 0.8.2 as taken from the ports is frequently used by my 
>> department to produce some scenic pictures and Stellarium ran quite
>> well on my box on FreeBSD 6.2-STABLE and Xorg 7.2. After changing OS
>> to FreeBSD 7.0-CURRENT/i386 and recompiling everything Stellarium
>> quits working immediately after startup with this error message:
>>   -------------------------------------------------------
>> [ This is Stellarium 0.8.2 - ]
>> [ Copyright (C) 2000-2006 Fabien Chereau et al         ]
>>   -------------------------------------------------------
>> Warning: Couldn't set 1024x768 video mode (X11 driver not configured 
>> with OpenGL), retrying with stencil size 0
>> Error: Couldn't set 1024x768 video mode: X11 driver not configured
>> with OpenGL!
>> This happens with every resolution I try to start the application.
>> I checked the nv-X-driver for my nVidia graphics board and realized
>> it isn't built with OpebGL support anymore as it was/seemed to be 
>> previously (Stellarium ran quite well prior to the OS change).
> Are you sure that you were previously using the nv driver rather than
> the nvidia driver?
> AFAIK nv has never had any OpenGL support. x11/nvidia-driver is the
> manufacturers own driver, with 3-d hardware support.

I never used the nVidia BLOB, I was always with the open source driver. 
So, if "nv" never have had OpenGL support the error that occurs to me 
must be related to something else. But what?


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