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Date:      Mon, 13 Aug 2012 13:40:38 +0200
From:      Polytropon <>
To:        Ashkan Rahmani <>
Subject:   Re: Optimus vga on notebook
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On Mon, 13 Aug 2012 14:10:57 +0430, Ashkan Rahmani wrote:
> Hello
> I have asus j52k core i5 notebook. its graphic card is optimus nvidia 310m.
> i'm using debian on it and work great. now I need to install freebsd 9.
> every things are great but vga.
> pciinfo shows my vga card is nvidia and company is Intel corp.
> vga resolution is not correct. it is 1024*768.
> xorg -configure and manual editing xorg.conf not work.
> ports/x11 driver / nvidial driver not work too.
> even as my last try i tried Intel driver and not work.
> i load nvidia module and linux module,

The nVidia GeForce 310m should be supported. Have you tried
the x11/nvidia-driver?

Maybe this forum posts (title: "Problems with video (nVidia
GeForce 310M and FreeBSD 8.2") can help you:

You should have no problems using the binary driver from
nvidia-driver (kernel module plus X driver). I'm using it
here myself with a regular nVidia PC graphics card.

If your display characteristics aren't detected properly
(but that should be no problem on a laptop), you are right
by "hard-coding" them into xorg.conf. Please refer to the
Handbook chapter about configuring X to deal with possible
upcoming problems when using xorg.conf.

And also see:

That document could save you from avoidable trouble. :-)

> and finally i installed ubunu and freebsd on vmware.

Does it run there properly? VMware defines a "virtual graphics
card" that should be compatible with the X driver for Intel
cards, if I remember correctly.

> please help about this, i need to install freebsd on my notenbook

Try to follow the instructions precisely and check each step.
In case of problems, provide more information (commands you
tried, their results, significant log messages etc.).

Magdeburg, Germany
Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0
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