which X driver for NVIDIA Quadro FX 570M?

Gary Aitken freebsd at dreamchaser.org
Sun Feb 3 15:54:09 UTC 2013

On 02/03/13 03:33, Anton Shterenlikht wrote:
> I'm considering buying this Thinkpad T61p laptop:
> http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/321063105251
> It lists this graphics card:
> NVIDIA Quadro FX 570M
> I'm not sure what driver, if any, will support it.
> There seems to be the official Nvidia FreeBSD driver
> provided for it:
> http://www.nvidia.com/object/freebsd_100.14.09.html
> but this apparently has to be installed outside of
> the ports tree.
> xf86-video-nv drivers list several other Quadro cards,
> but not specifically 570M.
> Maybe somebody has used this card, so can give a
> definite reply?

I can't specifically address that issue, but according to this page:
recent nvidia cards should be supported by the 
  x11/nvidia-driver port

The nvidia legacy driver page does not list that card, so it may be
supported with the current x11/nvidia-driver port

I have a GT-610 and it is also not listed.
I am in the process of upgrading to 9.1 as well, 
but am fighting a bad SSD and have to reconfigure.

Don't know if this helps or not...


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