Driver for nVidia Geforce 6150LE

RW rwmaillists at
Sat Jun 6 14:53:27 UTC 2009

On Sat, 6 Jun 2009 15:00:48 +0100
Mike Clarke <jmc-freebsd2 at> wrote:

> On Saturday 06 June 2009, Jerry wrote:
> > I did notice a driver on the nVidia page for FreeBSD x86, version #
> > 185.18.14, released June 5, 2009; however, the version is the ports
> > is: 180.44, which has actually been superseded four times since its
> > release by nVidia.
> >
> > Would the x86 driver work in 64 bit FreeBSD or do I have to install
> > the x86 version instead?
> No, in the absence of a 64 bit driver from Nvidia you'd need to use
> the nv driver included in the xorg-drivers port. I had quite a
> struggle to get the nv driver to give me a 1280x1024 display.

You wont get effects in Gnome or KDE4 with nv either. In my experience
it also uses a lot more cpu just to basic things like web browsing, and

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