Need for video driver
carmel_ny at outlook.com
Sun Dec 10 12:08:28 UTC 2017
On Sunday, December 10, 2017 6:33 AM, blubee blubeeme <gurenchan at gmail.com> stated:
> On Sun, Dec 10, 2017 at 7:25 PM, Carmel NY <carmel_ny at outlook.com> wrote:
> > I have an older system that has an NVIDIA video card. The system is
> > mainly used for storage and as a mail server. Is there any advantage
> > to installing the "x11/nvidia-driver" port?
> > vgapci0 at pci0:1:0:0: class=0x030000 card=0x13023842 chip=0x10c310de
> > rev=0xa2 hdr=0x00
> > vendor = 'NVIDIA Corporation'
> > device = 'GT218 [GeForce 8400 GS Rev. 3]'
> > class = display
> > subclass = VGA
> > --
> > Carmel
> If you're only going to be using the console, I wouldn't see the need to install
> graphics drivers.
> Will you be using anything other than ssh to manage that server?
I have access to the server and usually access it directly. I am just not sure if the NVIDIA driver
does anything outside of an x11 environment.
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