[PC-BSD Testing] Request for 7.2 - Include legacy Nvidia Drivers

Ian Robinson fitchkendall at gmail.com
Sat Jun 6 16:56:03 PDT 2009


Dear Kris --

Your PCBSD 7.2 "To-Do" list includes an entry for "Update Nvidia Drivers."
Could you also include the legacy drivers for 71.86.xx so it is available as
a choice when running the video card setup tool.  The 91-series legacy
drivers are rolled into PCBSD 7.1, but some of us have computers with Nvidia
cards that are older than we are.


I have not figured out how to get it 71.86.xx in there yet, but is it as
simple as either installing the port or:

1.  update /PCBSD/xorg-gui/settings/drivers.txt to include a listing for
71.86.xx (ie., 71.86.06)

2.  update /PCBSD/xorg-gui/settings/alias.txt to include an alias for
nvidia-71.86.xx:nvidia

3.  copy nvidia-71.86.06.tar.gz to /PCBSD/packages (or should it be named
nvidia-driver-71.86.06.tar.gz)

4.  re-running the graphic card installation wizard


Ian Robinson
Salem, Ohio
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