[PC-BSD Testing] Fix for some nvidia systems

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.com
Mon Mar 9 11:38:21 PDT 2009

Bill and others may experience issues with using the nvidia driver on 
BETA1, related to libwfb being incorrectly replaced with nvidia's 
version. Here is the fix:

Install PC-BSD 7.1-BETA1
Skip the video setup, or use vesa mode, (Do not use the nvidia driver, 
it will remove some files incorrectly)
Once up at the desktop, download this file


Run these commands:
# rm /PCBSD/packages/*
# cd /
# tar xvzf nv-fix.tgz

Then reboot, and choose option 7 to re-run the x-setup tool. You should 
have new nvidia drivers available, such as 180.37, and they won't delete 
libwfb incorrectly anymore.

Bill, can you confirm this gets your card working again? I didn't catch 
it before, because not all setups use the libwfb driver it seems, and 
just ignored if it was bad.


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