freebsd-questions Digest, Vol 360, Issue 10

RW rwmaillists at
Sun May 1 21:03:00 UTC 2011

On Sun, 1 May 2011 10:01:46 -0700
Arthur Barlow <arthurbarlow at> wrote:

> Sorry.  I should have mentioned that I'm using a GeForce FX 5200 card.
>  Because of it's "age", NVIDIA says that it need the the
> "nvidia-driver-173...", but NVIDIA also says they do not have a
> version that works for FreeBSD 8.x.  I was hoping someone in the
> FreeBSD community might have ported it.  Unfortunately, I'm no video
> card hacker.

nvidia-driver-173 doesn't work on amd64. If that's your issue then you
may be better-off with the i386 version of FreeBSD.

FreeBSD 8.x added the kernel features require by nvidia before they
would implement a 64-bit version, but nvidia-driver-173 was already a
legacy driver at that point.

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