FreeBSD Current w/ Xorg & Nvidia

Should I get rid of the computer or should I replace FreeBSD with Windows 10?

  • Get rid of FreeBSD and install Windows 10

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i716

New Member


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Hello,

I was trying to install the latest Current on a machine w/ a Nvidia K600 (it does have onboard Intel graphics as well). Unfortunately I am unable to startx as it either complains about "No screens found" or another error message related to framebuffer mode.

As layed out in the installation manual, first I did not run nvidia-configuration or xorg -config. That leaves me with no xorg.conf. So I ran nvidia-configuration and I get an xorg.conf.

Any ideas?
 

scottro

Daemon

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Unfortunately, the FreeBSD Handbook is often, especially when discussing 3rd party programs, out of date or missing necessary information. For NVidia, untested by me on CURRENT (which, as pensador_13 points out, is unsupported on these forums, but necessary for decent performance on laptops less than 2-3 years old, I've had the best success with the NVidia tutorial on these forums at https://forums.freebsd.org/threads/52311

If not running a laptop however, I would stick to RELEASE. If it's a laptop with both Intel and NVidia, you can look around the forums, but I _think_ (I don't have such a machine so never paid close attention) that you may have to stick with the Intel card, in which case, I have a little walkthrough at http://srobb.net/freebsdintel.html
 
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