need help with nvidia drivers

Super Biscuit super_bisquit at
Thu Nov 5 02:08:25 UTC 2009

I fixed by using the following method.
Opened the properties and set the screen resolution.
Opened firefox and downloaded the old xorg.conf I sent you earlier.
Logged out and then back in as root.
Used kate to copy the screen layout from the downloaded file to the active xorg.conf file.
Saved and restarted x.

Believe it or not, I did need you to walk me through the process. There were quite a few things I wasn't able to notice on my own.
Thanks a lot and all that.

--- On Thu, 11/5/09, Daniel C. Dowse <dcdowse at> wrote:

From: Daniel C. Dowse <dcdowse at>
Subject: Re: need help with nvidia drivers
To: "Super Biscuit" <super_bisquit at>
Cc: freebsd-questions at
Date: Thursday, November 5, 2009, 12:39 AM

On Wed, 4 Nov 2009 16:15:46 -0800 (PST)
Super Biscuit <super_bisquit at> wrote:

> Yes, I did.
> I'm thinking that it may be the metamode option.
> --- On Thu, 11/5/09, Daniel C. Dowse <dcdowse at> wrote:


well i don`t know, i don`t have any modes specified in xorg.conf here
is what my xorg.conf looks like with geforce fx5500 . 
Sorry but i think i can`t help you any further :-( , maybe you can
join #nvidia on irc.freenode and ask there or use some freebsd
related irc channel on any irc network you may like.

# nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig
# nvidia-xconfig:  version 1.0  (buildmeister at builder65)  Thu Jul 17 18:26:36 PDT 2008


Section "Monitor"
    Identifier     "Monitor0"
    VendorName     "Unknown"
    ModelName      "Unknown"
    HorizSync       30.0 - 110.0
    VertRefresh     50.0 - 150.0
    Option         "DPMS"

Section "Device"
    Identifier     "Device0"
    Driver         "nvidia"
    VendorName     "NVIDIA Corporation"
    Option                "NvAGP" "1"
    Option                 "Coolbits" "1"
    Option         "TripleBuffer" "True"
    Option         "RenderAccel"  "True"
    Option         "AllowGLXWithComposite" "True"
    Option         "EnableAGPSBA" "1"
    Option            "EnableAGPFW"  "0"
    Option                "GLX"      "1"

Section "Screen"
    Identifier     "Screen0"
    Device         "Device0"
    Monitor        "Monitor0"
    DefaultDepth    24
    Option         "PixmapCacheSize" "200000"
    Option         "AllowSHMPixmaps" "0"
    SubSection     "Display"    


i noticed that your quoting is not very good, try to tell your
mail-user-agent to quote a lil` better ;-)



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