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Old 04-22-07, 02:28 PM   #1
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Default 100.14.03 (beta) for FreeBSD i386 released

Release Highlights:

* Added support for GeForce 8600 GTS, GeForce 8600 GT, GeForce 8500 GT, GeForce 8400 GS, and GeForce 8300 GS.

The 100.14.03 NVIDIA Accelerated FreeBSD Graphics Driver Set for FreeBSD/i386 is available for download via HTTP and FTP.

Please note: Due to a packaging error, the 100.14.03 NVIDIA FreeBSD graphics driver package does not include the 32-bit Linux OpenGL libraries. You can solve this problem by downloading the 100.14.03 NVIDIA Linux graphics drivers (see for details) and then using the attached shell script to update the FreeBSD driver package:

# gunzip
# sh --bsd-tgz-file NVIDIA-FreeBSD-x86-100.14.03.tar.gz --linux-dot-run-file
Please see the README for more information about this release.

If you are using FreeBSD 6.0-RELEASE or a more recent FreeBSD 6.x release, please make sure that the compat5x-i386 package is installed.

Note that the gtk-2.x ports package(s) shipped with FreeBSD releases > 5.3-RELEASE are binary incompatible with those shipped with FreeBSD 5.3-RELEASE; due to this, the `nvidia-settings` binary shipped with 100.14.03 will not work on FreeBSD > 5.3-RELEASE. This problem can be solved by (re-)building `nvidia-settings` from source:

# fetch
# tar zxf nvidia-settings-1.0.tar.gz
# cd nvidia-settings-1.0# gmake
# install nvidia-settings /usr/X11R6/bin

Please note: This NVIDIA FreeBSD graphics driver release supports GeForceFX and newer NVIDIA GPUs, GeForce4 and older GPUs are supported through the 1.0-96xx and 1.0-71xx NVIDIA legacy graphics drivers.

Please also note: If you encounter any problems with the 100.14.03 NVIDIA FreeBSD graphics driver release, please start a new thread and include a detailed description of the problem, reproduction steps and generate/attach an nvidia-bug-report.log file (please see for details).
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