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Date:      Sun, 01 May 2011 18:33:37 +0200
From:      Nikolaj Thygesen <mailinglist@diamondbox.dk>
To:        Michael Powell <nightrecon@hotmail.com>
Cc:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: NVIDIA-driver-173
Message-ID:  <4DBD8B61.8040605@diamondbox.dk>
In-Reply-To: <ipk0tp$jeh$1@dough.gmane.org>
References:  <BANLkTinPv5JXsmeGWgjMYLYz70_nw9N-=g@mail.gmail.com> <20110501071035.1d52818e@scorpio> <ipk0tp$jeh$1@dough.gmane.org>

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On 05/01/2011 18:18, Michael Powell wrote:
> Jerry wrote:
>
>> On Sat, 30 Apr 2011 18:18:32 -0700
>> Arthur Barlow<arthurbarlow@gmail.com>  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<danfe@FreeBSD.org>  regarding that.
>>
>> All of the FreeBSD nVidia drivers are listed on:
>> <http://www.nvidia.com/object/unix.html>.
>>
> 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.
>
> -Mike
>
>
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270.41.06 was released around a week ago, and runs fine here. The 
version in ports hasn't been updated for several releases.

     br - Nikolaj




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