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Old 09-26-07, 07:57 PM   #1
AaronP
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Arrow 96.43.01 (legacy) for FreeBSD i386 released

Release Highlights:
  • Improved compatibility with recent versions of X.Org X servers.
  • Fixed a TV-OUT corruption problem on some GeForce 4 GPUs.
  • Fixed a bug that resulted in the generation of incorrect EDIDs on some notebooks.
  • Improved power management support with some GeForce 4 based notebooks.
The 96.43.01 NVIDIA Accelerated FreeBSD Graphics Driver Set for FreeBSD/i386 is available for download via HTTP.


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 96.43.01 will not work on FreeBSD > 5.3-RELEASE. This problem can be solved by (re-)building `nvidia-settings` from source:

# fetch ftp://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/nv...ngs-1.0.tar.gz
# tar zxf nvidia-settings-1.0.tar.gz
# cd nvidia-settings-1.0# gmake
# install nvidia-settings /usr/X11R6/bin
Please note: If you encounter any problems with the 96.43.01 NVIDIA FreeBSD graphics driver release, please start a new thread and include a detailed description of the problem, reproduction steps and any relevant log files.
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