11-08-02, 02:11 AM
Join Date: Jul 2002
Official FreeBSD drivers
Yes folks it's here:
File Size: 3 MB
Release Date: November 7, 2002
Initial FreeBSD beta driver
Requires FreeBSD -STABLE, version 4.7 or later
To download and install the drivers, follow the steps below:
STEP 1: Review the NVIDIA Software License. You will need to accept this license prior to downloading any files.
STEP 2: Review Documentation
README - FreeBSD installation and configuration information.
README.linux - Information common to FreeBSD and Linux
STEP 3: Download the driver
Download Alternatives: Mirror Site 1, Mirror Site 2, Mirror Site 3
STEP 4: Check dependencies
The dependencies are listed in the README. Please note that the NVIDIA driver set requires XFree version 4.2 or greater. If this is not available on your linux distribution, please go to the XFree86 web site (www.xfree86.org). FreeBSD -STABLE, version 4.7 or later is also required.
STEP 5: Install
See the README for detailed installation instructions. If you have any questions or problems, please check the linux discussion forum. If you don't find an answer to your question there, you can send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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