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Date:      Fri, 20 Nov 2009 14:33:50 -0500
From:      Sean Cavanaugh <>
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Subject:   RE: How painful is the nv driver supposed to be?
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> Date: Fri=2C 20 Nov 2009 00:28:19 -0500
> From:
> To:
> Subject: How painful is the nv driver supposed to be?
> Hi=2C
> I am using the nv xorg driver on 8.0 amd64 with a GeForce 6600 (CPU is=20
> an i7 overclocked at 4GHz) configured in 1920x1080. With that setup it=20
> takes about 2 seconds to maximize a window or to switch workspace in=20
> fluxbox. Is there a way to improve speed or this is all I can hope to get=
the default nv driver with xorg does not fully utilize the nvidia GPU.
install one of the nvidia drivers from /usr/ports/x11/nvidia-driver*
make sure you pick the one that still has support for your card in it as th=
ey cull older cards from the newer drivers. judging by nvidia.coms driver l=
ookup=2C the highest driver that supports the GeForce 6 series was 191.07
also make sure to follow the extra instructions that you get after installi=
ng the driver
if i remember correctly=2C theres a line you add to /boot/loader.conf and y=
ou change the xorg.conf file driver from "nv" to "nvidia"

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