Need for video driver
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Sun Dec 10 14:38:24 UTC 2017
Carmel NY <carmel_ny at outlook.com> writes:
> 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.
No, it's specifically an X driver. Even within X, it doesn't improve on
the generic driver much unless you're running games, watching movies, or
something like that.
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