[PC-BSD Testing] Better nVidia Driver for PCBSD 7 AMD64?

Brodey Dover pcfxer at rogers.com
Mon Nov 3 18:59:32 PST 2008

Yvan Martin wrote:
> I would welcome suggestions about my shutdown/restart dilemma: whenever 
> I go to the menu and choose "Leave" and whether I choose to shutdown or 
> restart I seem to get the same behaviour: the current session ends, but 
> Xserver seems to hang and I am left with a white pointer on a black 
> background. on rare occasions after a pause, the shutdown sequence will 
> continue, but most of the times I have to use Ctrl-Alt-Backspace to 
> terminate the X-windows session and choose shutdown or restart from the 
> new login screen.
> This happens both on my 32 bit install (Acer Aspire One Netbook) or my 
> 64bit AMD Desktop.
> Also, is there a way to toggle the "Quick Tips" on and off during 
> install? On my Netbook, the tips overlay some of the other buttons 
> (because of the limited 600 pixel height of the screen and it's a 
> frustrating guessing game at times trying to go forward from one screen 
> to the next when installing. More than one I have found myself moving 
> backwards rather than forward through screens and trying to figure out 
> how many times I need to hit the "Tab" key before I get to the right 
> hidden button.
> Thanks.
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Doesn't the Aspire One use the 945GE chipset with integrated graphics? 
In which case, use the intel graphics driver or vesa.

Brodey Dover

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