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Date:      Sun, 10 Dec 2017 07:39:43 -0500
From:      Baho Utot <baho-utot@columbus.rr.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Need for video driver
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On 12/10/2017 7:08 AM, Carmel NY wrote:
> On Sunday, December 10, 2017 6:33 AM, blubee blubeeme <gurenchan@gmail.com> stated:
>> On Sun, Dec 10, 2017 at 7:25 PM, Carmel NY <carmel_ny@outlook.com> wrote:
>>
>>> I have an older system that has an NVIDIA video card. The system is
>>> mainly used for storage and as a mail server. Is there any advantage
>>> to installing the "x11/nvidia-driver" port?
>>>
>>> vgapci0@pci0:1:0:0:     class=0x030000 card=0x13023842 chip=0x10c310de
>>> rev=0xa2 hdr=0x00
>>>      vendor     = 'NVIDIA Corporation'
>>>      device     = 'GT218 [GeForce 8400 GS Rev. 3]'
>>>      class      = display
>>>      subclass   = VGA
>>>
>>> --
>>> Carmel
>>>
>> If you're only going to be using the console, I wouldn't see the need to install
>> graphics drivers.
>> Will you be using anything other than ssh to manage that server?
> I have access to the server and usually access it directly. I am just not sure if the NVIDIA driver
> does anything outside of an x11 environment.
>
If you are not using xorg the answer is no



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