[PC-BSD Testing] Fix for some nvidia systems

Fabrizio Parrella fabrizio at bibivu.com
Mon Mar 9 11:42:29 PDT 2009

this sounds like a great fix that can be used to test the system update..

I do not use the nvidia driver, so it would not cause any issues with my 
beta, but I would be more than happy to install it as system update to test 
the new tool.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Kris Moore" <kris at pcbsd.com>
To: "PC-BSD Testing list" <testing at lists.pcbsd.org>
Sent: Monday, March 09, 2009 2:38 PM
Subject: [PC-BSD Testing] Fix for some nvidia systems

> 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
> http://www.pcbsd.org/~kris/nv-fix.tgz
> 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.
> Thanks!
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