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Old 05-04-06, 01:42 PM   #1
Kris Moore
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Question PC-BSD 1.0 Driver?

I wasn't sure who to contact with this, so I figured I'd try in the forums first. I'm one of the developers of PC-BSD (http://www.pcbsd.org), which is a FreeBSD based desktop OS. The nVidia driver works well on version 1.0, since it is running FBSD 6.0 under the hood.

PC-BSD uses its own special software installer called PBI or PC-BSD Installer. This is very similar to InstallShield under Windows, with the file being self-extracting & installing, but also VERY easy for end users to work with.


My question is thus: Would it be possible for nVidia to release a version of the FBSD driver packaged up as a PBI file for PC-BSD? If not, I wanted to make sure that there isn't anything with the driver license that would prevent us from making our own special PBI installer of the driver.

Thanks in advance!
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Old 05-07-06, 06:47 PM   #2
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Default Re: PC-BSD 1.0 Driver?

There are no plans to release a driver package specifically for PC-BSD, but you may repackage the FreeBSD driver files and distribute them as a PBI installer. Please see the NVIDIA Software License (http://www.nvidia.com/object/nv_swlicense.html; note the 2.1.2 Linux/FreeBSD Exception).
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Old 05-09-06, 09:58 PM   #3
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Default Re: PC-BSD 1.0 Driver?

Thanks for the info! I've gone ahead and created a special PBI file for the 8756 driver under PC-BSD which makes it easier to install than under windows

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