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Sun Aug 22 14:04:22 UTC 2010
On Sat, 21 Aug 2010 21:22:40 -0600 (MDT)
Warren Block <wblock at wonkity.com> articulated:
> Those would be the nVidia binary drivers. There's also
> x11-drivers/xf86-video-nv. I avoid nVidia cards, so someone else
> will have to comment on those.
I came to this party late, so please excuse me if this has been
1) Ha the user installed the latest nVidia driver from ports:
Info: NVidia graphics card binary drivers for hardware OpenGL rendering
And it accompanying utilities:
Info: Display Control Panel for X NVidia driver
Info: Tool to manipulate X configuration files for the NVidia driver
And installed a line in the /boot/loader.conf file for this driver:
nvidia_load="YES" # nVidia video driver
2) After doing the above, if not done previously, reboot the
3) Move to the "/etc/X11" directory and run as root: nvidia-xconfig"
The "man nvidia-xconfig" file will supply all the details. You really
should not run it with any command line arguments the first time.
4) Now start 'xorg" and run as root: "nvidia-settings". That should
complete the process. You may have to reload 'xorg' for all settings to
take affect. Please see "man nvidia-settings" for full details.
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