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Date:      Sun, 10 Dec 2017 19:32:42 +0800
From:      blubee blubeeme <gurenchan@gmail.com>
To:        FreeBSD <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Subject:   Re: Need for video driver
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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?



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