[PC-BSD Testing] 2nd Alpha available

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.com
Mon May 12 10:14:42 PDT 2008

I did some playing with this here and was able to figure out the problem 
with NVIDIA drivers on PCBSD7. Turns out that on FBSD 7, you cant just 
kldload the nvidia.ko module anymore, it has to be loaded from 
/boot/loader.conf at system startup, otherwise the module won't attach 
and create /dev/nvidiactl properly.

I've just committed a fix now, which detects if you want to use nvidia 
drivers, and warns you it will reboot the system to load the kernel 
module. I've tested it here and it seems to work well. I'm going to 
rebuild the ISO and hopefully upload it Wednesday night for you guys to 
play with again :)


Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software

Bill leeper wrote:
> Not sure if the first message got out so I will try again. The nVidia 
> drivers are still not working with my nVidia 8500GT. I have to use the 
> vesa driver same as before. It is late and I am going to call it a night.
> Kris Moore wrote:
>> Another week, and another alpha of PCBSD7:
>> ftp://ftp.pcbsd.org/pub/alpha-isos/i386/PCBSD7Alpha-x86-05092008.iso
>> MD5 (PCBSD7Alpha-x86-05092008.iso) = d34b08df9253990be7aed98a828b15c9
>> This week we've fixed up a number of the problems reported over the past 
>> week, as well as improved the theme a bit more. Also, a new ksm theme 
>> manager has been added, so you can theme the shutdown screen in KDE now.
>> The NVIDIA drivers have also been re-compiled for FBSD7, and should work 
>> properly. Please let me know if they still have issues.
>> Thanks!
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