Nvidia how too?

Scott T. Hildreth shild at sbcglobal.net
Thu May 3 02:26:35 UTC 2007

I have an eGeForce 5200, should I use the nvidia port ?
Right now I am using the 'nv' driver and if the nvidia-driver
port is installed GLX doesn't work.  Just curious if nvidia-driver
is better than nv for a 5200 card.  

...actually I just read the doc mentioned below, I will try the nvidia
    driver and see for myself.  Thanks for the info.


On Thu, 2007-05-03 at 09:37 +0800, Wilkinson, Alex wrote:

> 0n Wed, May 02, 2007 at 06:28:38PM -0700, Norbert Papke wrote: 
>     >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 
>     >
>     >    WITH_NVIDIA_GL=yes
>     >
>     >to your /etc/make.conf.  As I understand it, it ensures that other ports have 
>     >the "right" dependencies.
> #cd /usr/ports/x11/nvidia-driver
> #make extract
> #cd work/NVIDIA-FreeBSD-x86-1.0-9746/doc
> #less README
>  -aW
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