nvidia GeForce 9300/730i on 7.2, Core 2 Quad, ASUS P5N7A-VM

Ricardo Jesus ricardo.meb.jesus at gmail.com
Mon Nov 23 18:14:05 UTC 2009

Mark Terribile wrote:
> Hi,
> I've recently put FreeBSD 7.2 on an ASUS P5N7A-VM.  This is a uATX (Intel) with an integrated NVIDIA GeForce 9300/730i; I have a Core 2 Quad 2.33 on it.
> I've installed the latest NVIDIA FreeBSD driver (NVIDIA-FreeBSD-x86-190.42.tar.gz) and the machine crashes when I try to run the xorg server.  At first the console goes blank and locks up.  The function-key terminal switching does not work; neither does control-alt-backspace.  Remote logins (ssh) work for a while, then lock up as well.
> Has anyone used this driver with success on 7.2 with an integrated GeForce?  What about the nouveau and nv drivers?
> Information follows.  If there's anything else you need, please let me know.

Stick with the ports tree. NVIDIA's driver runs nativelly on i386 and 
you can find it under /usr/ports/x11/nvidia-driver.

Alternatively nv and noveau are also available.

NVIDIA is developing the amd64 version atm: 

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