[PC-BSD Testing] Better nVidia Driver for PCBSD 7 AMD64?
kris at pcbsd.com
Mon Oct 27 07:25:50 PDT 2008
> nVidia has yet to release a 64 bit driver for FreeBSD. Claims FreeBSD needs
> kernel rework before it can be done if I recall correctly.
> On Sun, Oct 26, 2008 at 4:30 PM, Yvan Martin <navyn5 at shaw.ca> wrote:
>> I just installed the version 7.0.1 of PCBSD 7 for AMD64. It seems to
>> work fairly well so far. I was surprised of not finding an nVidia
>> numbered driver (177.80) that I could choose from when installing. I
>> used the generic "nv" driver which never worked that well before and not
>> surprisingly it does not really work properly (as with previous versions
>> the objects in the desktop folder pop-up when I run my pointer over
>> them, but disappear as soon as the screen is refreshed. Is there a PBI
>> file I could download with a better driver for my nVidia GT7600?
Right now the "nv" driver is really crappy on amd64 and probably i386 as
well. You'll probably want to use the "vesa" driver on amd64 for the
time-being. As for a nvidia driver, there are some things lacking in the
amd64 kernel which prevents nvidia from releasing a driver right now.
Take a look at these links for more info:
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