Nvidia problem Digest, Vol 360, Issue 10

Frank Shute frank at shute.org.uk
Mon May 2 11:00:06 UTC 2011

On Sun, May 01, 2011 at 10:01:46AM -0700, Arthur Barlow wrote:
> >> Does anyone know if this will ever be supported for FreeBSD 8.x?  I
> >> tried both the version in ports as well as the one directly from
> >> NVIDIA.  No joy.  Does anyone know of other possibilities?
> >
> > You might try putting the port's name in question into the body of
> > your post. Anyway, is there a specific reason that you cannot use the
> > latest version in the posts system, "nvidia-driver-256.53_1"? I believe
> > that nVidia released a newer version last year, 270.41.06,
> > but it is apparently not available in the ports system. You might want
> > to check with <danfe at FreeBSD.org> regarding that.
> >
> > All of the FreeBSD nVidia drivers are listed on:
> > <http://www.nvidia.com/object/unix.html>.
> >
> > --
> > Jerry ???
> > jerry+fbsd at seibercom.net
> 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.

Arthur, I have a similar card to you and I have used:

I don't think it does all the 3D stuff but otherwise it works well.




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