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

hxc at hxc at
Tue Mar 13 08:57:45 UTC 2007

Martin Tournoij wrote:
> 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...
> Conclusion:
> Use windows for games, FreeBSD for serious stuff ...

I run Armed Assault in Windows it looks absolutely gorgeous. Btw the 
punisher is an excellent game, first one I played from start to finish 
since a long time. My gaming rig relatively fast:

AMD 4000+
1024 Ram
Videocard XFX 7800 GS    16    6    256-bit    GDDR3/256MB    440MHz    
Sound Audigy 2

The thing is I notice it also in normal usage. Dragging a window  around 
the screen sometime makes the system stutter. That when I noticed in the 
first place that things were wrong. I can perfectly live without games 
in FreeBSD but not with an X server that feels slow and is lagging :-( 
.  For example if I draw circles with a window in Gentoo nothing happens 
but in FreeBSD my desktop freezes for a moment.

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