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Old 03-27-08, 02:51 PM   #1
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Default 169.12 Geforce Go5200 FreeBSD 7.0

Ended up nuking my laptop in an upgrade from 6.2 to 7.0. So, whee, here we go.

Dell Inspiron 5150 with a GeForce Go5200/64MB. I downloaded 169.12 from NVIDIA. In parallel, trying to solve a wifi problem [stupid Broadcom].

compat5x-i386 installed from distribution packages
xorg-7.3_1 installed from distribution packages
gnome installed from distribution packages
[Sorry about the lack of version numbers]

First attempt to build didn't work for unknown reasons; indicated by build failure due to 'msleep not defined'; ended up being a broader problem. Reinstall from media.

mucking around; install gmake from distribution packages [after battling with stupid wifi; install from media; FreeBSD n00b]
untar nvidia-settings-1.0
gmake install
--> nvidia-settings ready to go

Second attempt to install. Build fails noting that 7.X/-CURRENT not supported. [What does zander know? Bah.]
cd src
vi Makefile
insert .warning ${BSDVER} at the first ${BSDVER} check [>= 5000000][maybe 5100000]
Build fails, warned that ${BSDVER} = 7000055
vi Makefile; remove warning
vi nv-freebsd.h
edit version check so that disqualified at 7000100
Build successful

Verify installation manifest
Can't find the following things in the installation manifest in the place that they should be:

nvidia_drv.o /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions

Worry. Reboot. Still no graphics action. Root around in docs.
Right. n00b.



No gnome yet, but I'll work on it. [Probable n00b configuration error]

-->nvidia-settings not ready to go. Rebuild. Now it works. [NOTE: nvidia-settings has to be built after the driver is installed]
nvidia-settings can find the glx files, so I'm not going to worry about it for now.

So, 169.12 passes the smoke test on my laptop.
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