Nvidia how too?

Norbert Papke fbsd-ml at scrapper.ca
Thu May 3 01:29:34 UTC 2007

On May 2, 2007, Andrew Pantyukhin wrote:
> On 5/3/07, David Kalliecharan <davidkallie at gmail.com> wrote:
> > I would like to know how too install the Nvidia drivers for a Geforce
> > 6150 on a laptop, I am not sure which method to use, I do not have the
> > laptop yet I will in a day. Do I use the ports method in FreeBSD or do I
> > download the file off of Nvidia's and follow their instructions. I would
> > like to know the best solution, I prefer stable over an update (keeping
> > in mind compatibility with the geforce 6150) The reason I ask is because
> > I am unsure about any special configurations that may need to be applied
> > to the kernel or something else. If anyone can point me the right
> > direction to go I would really appreciate it.
> I'd go with the driver from ports and only try manual
> install if all else fails.

If you are using the port, I would also suggest that you add 


to your /etc/make.conf.  As I understand it, it ensures that other ports have 
the "right" dependencies.


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