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Date:      Sun, 10 Dec 2017 09:38:15 -0500
From:      Lowell Gilbert <freebsd-questions-local@be-well.ilk.org>
To:        Carmel NY <carmel_ny@outlook.com>
Cc:        'FreeBSD' <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: Need for video driver
Message-ID:  <44fu8ibqco.fsf@lowell-desk.lan>
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Carmel NY <carmel_ny@outlook.com> writes:

> 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.

No, it's specifically an X driver.  Even within X, it doesn't improve on
the generic driver much unless you're running games, watching movies, or
something like that.



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