nvidia driver on pcbsd

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nvidia driver on pcbsd

Postby dumkat » 26 Jun 2009, 04:35

I am using pcbsd and trying to install nvidia drivers. I got

/usr/ports/x11/nvidia-driver

make install clean


and get the following error:

nvidia-driver-180.60 needs an X server implementation installed.

I am not too sure what to do here.
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Postby SirDice » 26 Jun 2009, 05:59

You need to have Xorg installed to make use of that driver. Not sure how PC-BSD does that but I thought it installed KDE by default. This means Xorg should be there too.
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Postby tangram » 26 Jun 2009, 08:33

PC-BSD releases prior to PC-BSD 7.1, the FreeBSD ports tree is now separate from the PC-BSD base desktop system.

Have a look at http://wiki.pcbsd.org/index.php/PC-BSD_Users_Handbook#Switching_to_the_FreeBSD_LOCALBASE. It describes install from the FreeBSD ports.
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Postby dumkat » 26 Jun 2009, 15:49

Nothing was different when I went through Runports(root)
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Postby tangram » 26 Jun 2009, 16:24

Can't help you with the PC-BSD specifics as I don't run PC-BSD myself.

Maybe have a go at the PC-BSD forums?
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Postby lme@ » 30 Jun 2009, 12:09

In PCBSD the nvidia driver installation files are somewhere under /PCBSD/foo/bar
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