No matter what I try I can't get Nvidia 3d acceleration to work. Please help!

Martin Tournoij carpetsmoker at
Tue Mar 13 03:29:08 UTC 2007

On Mon, March 12, 2007 22:05, hxc at wrote:
> OK. The line "hw.nvidia.agp.status.status: disabled" looks very odd, so
>> I had to ask.  If you have also modified your xorg.conf according to the
>> docs (or used nvidia-xconfig), this is baffling. Sorry I am unable to
>> help.
>>> P.S.
>>> I also have ran ppracer. Results:
>>> *FreeBSD*
>>> *110 fps*
>>> *Gentoo Linux*
>>> *240 fps*
>> I did not get more than 35 fps, in 800x600 resolution...
> Lol! I am a spoiled gamer used to run the latest games on the highest
> setting (i.e. Armed Assault :-P ). I have used nvidia-xconfig and also
> configured xorg.conf manually. Do you agree with my assessment that 3d
> acceleration isn't working?  Thanks for trying to help!

Armed Assault..?
Are you trying to run armed assault in wine? if so, then remember that
wine support for FreeBSD is horrible at best...

Anyway, I set hint.agp.0.disabled="1" and now hw.nvidia.agp.status.status
is set to "enabled" (it was disabled before)
glxgears results are the same, ~2300 FPS.

In my experience, games on FreeBSD are always slow, my hardware isn't very
fast (900MHz, 384MB RAM,Geforce FX5200) but on windows 2000 I'm able to
play even fairly recent games (Such as the punisher, civ4).

On FreeBSD, anything with more graphics than rogue will be anything from
slow to unplayable, even though FreeBSD outperforms windows in almost
every other way...

Use windows for games, FreeBSD for serious stuff ...

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