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Date:      Sun, 01 May 2011 12:18:02 -0400
From:      Michael Powell <>
Subject:   Re: NVIDIA-driver-173
Message-ID:  <ipk0tp$jeh$>
References:  <> <20110501071035.1d52818e@scorpio>

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Jerry wrote:

> On Sat, 30 Apr 2011 18:18:32 -0700
> Arthur Barlow <> articulated:
>> Does anyone know if this will ever be supported for FreeBSD 8.x?  I
>> tried both the version in ports as well as the one directly from
>> NVIDIA.  No joy.  Does anyone know of other possibilities?
> You might try putting the port's name in question into the body of
> your post. Anyway, is there a specific reason that you cannot use the
> latest version in the posts system, "nvidia-driver-256.53_1"? I believe
> that nVidia released a newer version last year, 270.41.06,
> but it is apparently not available in the ports system. You might want
> to check with <> regarding that.
> All of the FreeBSD nVidia drivers are listed on:
> <>.
Also in /usr/ports/x11 are the ports for nvidia-driver, nvidia-driver-71, 
nvidia-driver-96, and nvidia-driver-173. It is unclear what/which may have 
been tried.


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