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Old 11-05-05, 10:42 AM   #5
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Default Re: Any ETA for FreeBSD/i386 6.0-RELEASE nVidia drivers?

@dmetz99: yes, the changes can be made in the open-source part of the NVIDIA FreeBSD graphics driver. The attached patch makes these changes; to apply it, follow the instructions below:

# tar zxf /path/to/NVIDIA-FreeBSD-x86-1.0-7676.tar.gz
# cd NVIDIA-FreeBSD-x86-1.0-7676
# patch -p0 < /path/to/NVIDIA-FreeBSD_kernel-1.0-7676-1393050.diff.txt
# make install
Please also make sure that the compat5x package is installed.

Note that the gtk-2.x package(s) shipped with FreeBSD 6.0-RELEASE are binary incompatible with those shipped with FreeBSD 5.3-RELEASE; due to this, the `nvidia-settings` binary shipped with 1.0-7676 won't work on FreeBSD 6.0-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
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