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Date:      Fri, 25 Sep 2009 21:21:16 -0400
From:      Jules Gilbert <jules.stocks@gmail.com>
To:        Kenneth <kennethcf@earthlink.net>
Cc:        FreeBSD-x11@freebsd.org, freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: configuring X on the Presario with the 8200M driver
Message-ID:  <28d0cced0909251821g4b5a5ba4rc1c573a04804de1f@mail.gmail.com>
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now i got up (by doing the startx as root,) but i dont' have a working mous=
e.

when I am in screen mode (normal, -- with no X.) when I move the
mouse, I can see the 'arrow' pointer move just fine.

So...




On Sat, Sep 12, 2009 at 2:12 AM, Kenneth <kennethcf@earthlink.net> wrote:
> Moving this discussion to freebsd-x11.
>
> I have a Presario CQ60 with the NVIDIA 8200M G, and X is working!
>
> Here are the steps to get there. =A0Do everything as root:
>
> 1) Update your ports to the most recent. =A0Follow the FreeBSD manual, se=
ction 4.5 Using the Ports Collection, nuke the contents of /usr/ports, and =
install a new base using portsnap or cvsup.
>
> 2) Install the nvidia-driver.
> # cd /usr/ports/x11-driver/nvidia-driver
> # make install clean =A0(I built with options FREEBSD_AGP checked, ACPI c=
hecked, LINUX unchecked).
>
> 3) You can install 2 more optional tools for configuring the nvidia card =
settings. =A0I have not used them, but I installed them.
> # cd /usr/ports/x11-driver/nvidia-settings
> # make install clean
> # cd /usr/ports/x11-driver/nvidia-xconfig
> # make install clean
>
> 4) I also installed the fbdev driver from X.Org.
> # cd /usr/ports/x11-drivers/xf86-video-fbdev
> # make install clean
>
> 5) Add the nvidia driver as a dynamically loaded kernel module.
> # cd /boot
> # vi loader.conf =A0(you better know how to use vi to edit)
> --- add the line nvidia_load=3D"YES"
> --- it is the only line I have in my loader.conf file
>
> 6) Reboot the system
> # reboot
>
> 7) If you want to see the version you just installed (your versions may b=
e newer than mine below)...
> # pkg_info | grep nvidia
> nvidia-driver-185.18.29
> nvidia-settings-190.32
> nvidia-xconfig-190.32
> # pkg_info | grep fbdev
> xf86-video-fbdev-0.4.0_2
>
> 8) Generate your xorg.conf.new file.
> # cd /root
> # Xorg -configure
>
> 9) Edit the xorg.conf.new file.
> # vi xorg.conf.new
> --- change the line =A0 =A0Driver "nv"
> =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0 =A0to read =A0 =A0Driver "nvidia"
>
> 10) Test the config file.
> # Xorg -config xorg.conf -retro
> --- you should get a grey screen and your mouse should work, especially i=
f your mouse worked when installing FreeBSD
> --- to kill the test, press CTRL-ALT-BKSP
>
> 11) If everything worked, move and rename (drop the new extension) the co=
nfig file to the /etc directory
> # mv xorg.conf.new /etc/X11/xorg.conf
>
> 12) Test again. =A0Log in as another user belonging to the wheel group (o=
r login as root).
> % startx
> --- you should get 3 green windows
> --- you can kill X by clicking on the large window on the left, and typin=
g exit
>
>
>
>
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