which X driver for NVIDIA Quadro FX 570M?

Warren Block wblock at wonkity.com
Sun Feb 3 23:11:49 UTC 2013

On Sun, 3 Feb 2013, Gary Aitken wrote:
> For the OP, I (just now) got the nvidia driver and x to compile and run
> under 9.1 as follows:
> 1. make and install the x11/xorg port
> 2. create the symlink /usr/X11R6 to point to /usr/local
>   if /usr/X11R6 already exists as a regular directory and has stuff in it,
>   move it aside or delete it.  I found mine only had stuff from previous
>   attempts to build the nvidia driver in it (a "bin" plain file(!), and a
>   "lib" containing files from the nvidia driver build), so I deleted it.
> 3. download and unpack the nvidia driver;
>   I used
>     NVIDIA-FreeBSD-x86_64-304.64.tar.gz
>   but note that that file is specific to my architecture, which is amd64;
>   you'll need the appropriate one for your architecture.
> 4. make the nvidia driver
> 5. make sure step #4 added the line
>     nvidia_load="YES"
>   to /boot/loader.conf
> 6. add the following lines to /etc/rc.conf if not already present
>     # Enable hald and dbus for X to work with kbd and mouse
>     hald_enable="YES"
>     dbus_enable="YES"

Why not just use the port?

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