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

Brodey Dover pcfxer at rogers.com
Mon Nov 3 20:54:33 PST 2008


Yvan Martin wrote:
> There OS has no problems detecting the Video adapter or selecting the 
> proper driver. PCBSD 7 works very well on the device once it's 
> installed. The only problem is during the install process where the 
> "Quick Tips" at the bottom of the screen overlay the active buttons at 
> the bottom of the screen so that they are hidden.
>
> Since PCBSD 7 runs well on the Acer Aspire One, it is a shame that there 
> is no easy way to turn off "Quick Tips" or to toggle them on or off 
> during the install process. There is simply not enough space in the 600 
> vertical pixels of the 1024x600 screen to display everything that would 
> be otherwise visible on a normal size desktop or laptop display. One can 
> blindly find his/her way around but it's less than ideal and may 
> discourage someone trying PCBSD for the first time.
>
> Brodey Dover wrote:
>   
>> Yvan Martin wrote:
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>>> 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.
>>
>> Regards,
>> Brodey Dover
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Oh I see! Have you tried connecting to an external monitor...if that's 
possible? Or perhaps starting X with different resolutions?


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