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Date:      Sun, 01 May 2011 19:59:19 -0400
From:      Michael Powell <nightrecon@hotmail.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: NVIDIA-driver-173
Message-ID:  <ipkruj$kr5$1@dough.gmane.org>
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Nikolaj Thygesen wrote:

> 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
[snip]
> 
> 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
> 

Quite some time back Nvidia split the driver collections into recent and 
legacy. The newest latest driver package does not have any support for old 
cards previous to a certain time. For cards that old you must use one of the 
old legacy driver sets.

-Mike






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