[PC-BSD Testing] Fix for some nvidia systems

Bill Leeper protagonist at charter.net
Mon Mar 9 13:41:34 PDT 2009

Bingo! That did the trick, Kris. One nice thing about doing these  
tests, I have to relearn a lot of the old UNIX commands that I haven't  
used in years.   :-)

And thanks for the quick response.


On Mar 9, 2009, at 11:38 AM, Kris Moore wrote:

> 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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