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Date:      Tue, 12 Jun 2007 21:53:35 +0200
From:      Firas Kraiem <>
Cc:        Kiffin Gish <>
Subject:   Re: Failed to load module "nv" ...
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <000001c7ad29$caa20a70$6601a8c0@KGISH>
References:  <000001c7ad29$caa20a70$6601a8c0@KGISH>

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The nv driver is part of the official Xorg distribution. Make sure you have 
the x11/xorg metaport installed as it contains all the official drivers :

	$ cd /usr/ports/x11/xorg
	$ sudo make install clean

Also, make sure the ModulePath line in your xorg.conf points to the correct 
location (i.e. /usr/local instead of /usr/X11R6), an easy way to do that is 
to let Xorg regenerate a new file with

	# X -cnfigure

About the official nvidia drivers, I had no problem installing them using the 
x11/nvidia-driver port instead of building from the nvidia tarball directly.


On Tuesday 12 June 2007 21:42:19 Kiffin Gish wrote:
> The other day I upgraded to xorg 7.2 but when I run startx I get the
> following error message:
> --> Failed to load module "nv"
> Rather that using the nvidia driver from the ports I had earlier downloaded
> the official freebsd driver from the nvidia site, but had installed it into
> the old xorg environment under /usr/X11R6.
> Do I need to reinstall it but this time in the new environment?
> Is that then under /usr/X11R6?
> How do I tell the make script to point it there, export X11BASE?
> Or should I remove this driver altogether and go with the official ports
> one?
> Thanks a lot in advance for all your help.

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