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kmoore134 05-04-06 01:42 PM

PC-BSD 1.0 Driver?
I wasn't sure who to contact with this, so I figured I'd try in the forums first. I'm one of the developers of PC-BSD (http://www.pcbsd.org), which is a FreeBSD based desktop OS. The nVidia driver works well on version 1.0, since it is running FBSD 6.0 under the hood.

PC-BSD uses its own special software installer called PBI or PC-BSD Installer. This is very similar to InstallShield under Windows, with the file being self-extracting & installing, but also VERY easy for end users to work with.


My question is thus: Would it be possible for nVidia to release a version of the FBSD driver packaged up as a PBI file for PC-BSD? If not, I wanted to make sure that there isn't anything with the driver license that would prevent us from making our own special PBI installer of the driver.

Thanks in advance!

zander 05-07-06 06:47 PM

Re: PC-BSD 1.0 Driver?
There are no plans to release a driver package specifically for PC-BSD, but you may repackage the FreeBSD driver files and distribute them as a PBI installer. Please see the NVIDIA Software License (http://www.nvidia.com/object/nv_swlicense.html; note the 2.1.2 Linux/FreeBSD Exception).

kmoore134 05-09-06 09:58 PM

Re: PC-BSD 1.0 Driver?
Thanks for the info! I've gone ahead and created a special PBI file for the 8756 driver under PC-BSD which makes it easier to install than under windows :)


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