Ports nvidia driver vs NVIDIA provided driver

Patrick Mahan plmahan at gmail.com
Sun Nov 24 23:06:26 UTC 2019

On Sun, Nov 24, 2019 at 3:00 PM Aryeh Friedman <aryeh.friedman at gmail.com>

> On Sun, Nov 24, 2019 at 5:51 PM Patrick Mahan <plmahan at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I have an older GeForce GTS 450.  For years after every OS upgrade I have
>> unpacked the latest tar file from NVIDIA that contains the driver
>> supporting my graphics card, built and installed and keep on going.
> My GeForce GTS 750 works fine with the latest x11/nvidia-driver and it
> compiles with no issue at all on 12.1.   If your not used to the newer
> driver you might want to read up on how to load it (you want to load
> modeset not the the raw driver for example).
> I'm not referring to building the x11/nvidia-driver, but building the
driver you can get directly from Nvidia -


I am wondering if I should bother working out how to build it in favor of
just using the x11/nvidia-driver package.



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