Xorg Problems

Fred Boatwright fred at blakemfg.com
Sun Aug 22 14:54:26 UTC 2010

Jerry wrote:
> 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
> discussed.
> 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
> system.
> 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 â??
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Hi Jerry,
I do not have the driver you suggest on the CD.  I have:
Which should be used?  I was not able to find the version you mentioned
with the freebsd website ports search function.

Since Xorg -config xorg.conf.new -retro works then I think the default
vesa driver should work until the other problems are sorted out.

Best regards,

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