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Old 12-23-05, 11:18 AM   #13
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Default Re: 1.0-8174 for FreeBSD i386 released

Strangely, despite all of the talk about making sure you have compat5x installed, I couldn't get the driver to work in FreeBSD 5.4 at all. It complained that it was unable to open /dev/nvidiactl and gave up. Upgrading to FreeBSD 6 solved the problem.

Also, is anyone else having problems with the filesize not matching the stored port filesize for the nVidia control panel port? (x11/nvidia-settings)

The new driver works flawlessly otherwise. I am so enjoying not having to reboot to play games.
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Old 12-23-05, 11:59 AM   #14
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Default Re: 1.0-8174 for FreeBSD i386 released

@Jandrese: when you installed on FreeBSD 5.4, did you install the driver using the official .tar.gz package or from ports? Also, were you using the standard or a custom kernel?
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Old 12-23-05, 02:33 PM   #15
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From the ports. I'm using a custom kernel. The kernel didn't have AGP support enabled, I wanted to use the one from the driver.
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Old 12-23-05, 04:00 PM   #16
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@Jandrese: did your custom kernel have devfs enabled? The official driver packages creates static device nodes if not, but the ports version may not be handling this case.
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devfs was enabled.

The device named actually existed in /dev, and I made sure I had rw access to it. Attempting to cat the device returned a "Device not configured" message instead of the expected "Operation not supported by device"

I even made sure the nvidia module was loaded by the kernel and saw the nvidia0 device probe line in dmesg.

It was a 5.4-STABLE release though, not -RELEASE. I can't tell you the date unfortunatly, it was at least a month or two old.
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Old 01-04-06, 04:36 PM   #18
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I'm attempting to install the 1.0-8174 for FreeBSD i386 NVIDIA driver on my
Toshiba Satellite Pro 6100 running FreeBSD 5.4-RELEASE and XFree86 4.5.0.

The kernel module (nvidia.ko) installs and loads without problems, returning
the kernel message:

nvidia0: <GeForce4 420 Go> mem 0xdbf80000-0xdbffffff,0xdc000000-0xdfffffff,
0xfd000000-0xfdffffff irq 10 at device 0.0 on pci1

Relevant sysctl(8) variables:
hw.nvidia.registry.NvAGP=1
hw.nvidia.registry.SoftEDIDs=0
hw.nvidia.registry.Mobile=2

When I attempt to start the XFree86 server, however, using the "nvidia" driver,
the entire systems hangs *hard*, requiring a power-cycle to recover.

No error messages are reported to either /var/log/XFree86.0.log or
/var/log/messages.

I get the same result when "hw.nvidia.registry.SoftEDIDs=1"...

The device section of /etc/X11/XF86Config was generated by "nvidia-xconfig":

Section "Device"
Identifier "Card:nvidia"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "nVidia Corporation"
BoardName "NV17 [GeForce4 420 Go]"
EndSection

The XFree86 "nv" driver in 4.5.0 seems to "just" work OK (i.e., I can use the
full 1600x1200 resolution of my Toshiba, and "glxgears" runs at 372 fps), so
I'm not *desperate* to use the native NVIDIA driver.
It would be nice, however, to be able to make it work again.

I used the FreeBSD NVIDIA XFree86 driver once-upon-a-time for a short while
when I was running 4.x on this Toshiba.
After upgrading to 5.x, I tried once, but the NVIDIA driver was "broken" (it
didn't use the full 1600x1200 resolution of the display).
Since I got XFree86 to use the full 1600x1200, I haven't been back to the
NVIDIA drivers...

Pointers to debugging this will be appreciated.
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Old 02-04-06, 04:26 PM   #19
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Quote:
Originally Posted by drgerafe
I'm attempting to install the 1.0-8174 for FreeBSD i386 NVIDIA driver on my
Toshiba Satellite Pro 6100 running FreeBSD 5.4-RELEASE and XFree86 4.5.0.

The kernel module (nvidia.ko) installs and loads without problems, returning
the kernel message:

nvidia0: <GeForce4 420 Go> mem 0xdbf80000-0xdbffffff,0xdc000000-0xdfffffff,
0xfd000000-0xfdffffff irq 10 at device 0.0 on pci1

Relevant sysctl(8) variables:
hw.nvidia.registry.NvAGP=1
hw.nvidia.registry.SoftEDIDs=0
hw.nvidia.registry.Mobile=2

When I attempt to start the XFree86 server, however, using the "nvidia" driver,
the entire systems hangs *hard*, requiring a power-cycle to recover.

No error messages are reported to either /var/log/XFree86.0.log or
/var/log/messages.

I get the same result when "hw.nvidia.registry.SoftEDIDs=1"...

The device section of /etc/X11/XF86Config was generated by "nvidia-xconfig":

Section "Device"
Identifier "Card:nvidia"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "nVidia Corporation"
BoardName "NV17 [GeForce4 420 Go]"
EndSection

The XFree86 "nv" driver in 4.5.0 seems to "just" work OK (i.e., I can use the
full 1600x1200 resolution of my Toshiba, and "glxgears" runs at 372 fps), so
I'm not *desperate* to use the native NVIDIA driver.
It would be nice, however, to be able to make it work again.

I used the FreeBSD NVIDIA XFree86 driver once-upon-a-time for a short while
when I was running 4.x on this Toshiba.
After upgrading to 5.x, I tried once, but the NVIDIA driver was "broken" (it
didn't use the full 1600x1200 resolution of the display).
Since I got XFree86 to use the full 1600x1200, I haven't been back to the
NVIDIA drivers...

Pointers to debugging this will be appreciated.
I've got the same problems on a Toshiba Portege M200 using xorg and the latest nvidia drivers.. I had the feeling it was me.. but it seems like a serious bug in the drivers...
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