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nvidia driver

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by trucker, Nov 27, 2011.

  1. trucker

    trucker New Member

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    Hello and thanks for looking. I've just installed FreeBSD 8.2. But I am lost as how to setup nvidia-driver. It's started by kldload and shows with kldstat as nvidia.ko. Linux emulator is also showing as linux.ko.

    Now my next step was to try to get them to auto start so far its not doing this. And I don't know if I am even heading in the right direction.
    I am not good with command line, I can do what I see others say to do, but as far as knowing why or the next step I am lost. I have been reading posts and have both KDE4 and Gnome up and on line. But that's about it. No sound, no nvidia, no flashplayer.

    Again thanks if anyone can help me get this OS working.
     
  2. bigtoque

    bigtoque New Member

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    Did you install the driver through ports or did you just download the driver from the nVidia website?

    You likely need to add:

    Code:
    Driver "nvidia"
    to the "Device" section of your /etc/X11/xorg.conf.


    Mine looks like this after using the driver from ports:
    Code:
    Section "Device"
            Identifier  "Card0"
            Driver      "nvidia"
            VendorName  "nVidia Corporation"
            BoardName   "GF104 [GeForce GTX 460]"
            BusID       "PCI:1:0:0"
    EndSection
    This page tells you how to get flash working:
    http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/desktop-browsers.html

    This page tells you how to get your sound working:
    http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/sound-setup.html
     
  3. SirDice

    SirDice Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Add to /boot/loader.conf:
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    nvidia_load="YES"
    
    See loader.conf(5).
     
  4. trucker

    trucker New Member

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    I used ports
     
  5. Dru

    Dru New Member

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