which X driver for NVIDIA Quadro FX 570M?
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Sun Feb 3 16:53:56 UTC 2013
On Sun, 03 Feb 2013 08:53:49 -0700, Gary Aitken wrote:
> 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:
This is how I got my nVidia card working. It's worth mentioning
that the alternatives -- the "nv" driver (from X.org) and the
"nouveau" driver -- did work, but had poor 3D performance. The
proprietary driver by nVidia can be easily installed according
to the article you've mentioned.
> recent nvidia cards should be supported by the
> x11/nvidia-driver port
This is currently the most advanced driver for that brand.
However, I had trouble with it when installing the 64 bit OS
and I went "back" to 32 bit, so I can't tell if this has been
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