FreeBSD 8 / amd64 / Xorg / nvidia GeForce 5200

Pieter de Goeje pieter at
Thu Mar 25 15:50:54 UTC 2010

On Thursday 25 March 2010 04:14:09 Tim Gustafson wrote:
> 1. Is there any way to get the nvidia-driver-173 port to work with my amd64
>  OS?
I'm afraid it's not possible.

> 2. Is there any way to get the second head of the 5200 video card to work
>  using the nv driver?  I tried adding a second device section to xorg.conf
>  but the system errors out telling me that it tried to use conflicting
>  hardware.  I've attached both my xorg.conf and my Xorg.0.log file to this
>  message.

Did you try xrandr?  It should report multiple heads (run the command without 
arguments). You can then enable the second monitor using something like:
xrandr --output DVI1 --auto

- Pieter

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