Xorg Problems

Jerry freebsd.user at seibercom.net
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:

Port:   nvidia-driver-195.36.15
Path:   /usr/ports/x11/nvidia-driver
Info:   NVidia graphics card binary drivers for hardware OpenGL rendering

And it accompanying utilities:

Port:   nvidia-settings-195.36.31
Path:   /usr/ports/x11/nvidia-settings
Info:   Display Control Panel for X NVidia driver

Port:   nvidia-xconfig-195.36.31
Path:   /usr/ports/x11/nvidia-xconfig
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.

Jerry ✌
FreeBSD.user at seibercom.net

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