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Old 12-09-05, 02:09 PM   #1
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Default 1.0-8174 for FreeBSD i386 released

Release Highlights:

* Added support for new GPUs such as the GeForce 6100 and GeForce 6150.

* Added a new utility 'nvidia-xconfig', which is a commandline
tool for updating X configuration files.

* Added manpages for 'nvidia-xconfig', 'nvidia-settings', and
'nvidia-installer'.

* Made UseEdidFreqs "on" by default; the NVIDIA X driver will
use the valid HorizSync and VertRefresh frequency ranges from the
EDID whenever possible.

* Added support for Stereo Digital Flat Panels such as the SeeReal
and Sharp3D DFPs.

* Added HTML version of the README.

* Added support for static Rotation; see the "Rotate" X config option
in the README.
The 1.0-8174 NVIDIA Accelerated FreeBSD Graphics Driver Set for FreeBSD/i386 is available for download via HTTP and FTP.


If you are using FreeBSD 6.0-RELEASE or a more recent FreeBSD 6.x release, please make sure that the compat5x package is installed.

Note that the gtk-2.x ports package(s) shipped with FreeBSD releases > 5.3-RELEASE are binary incompatible with those shipped with FreeBSD 5.3-RELEASE; due to this, the `nvidia-settings` binary shipped with 1.0-8174 will not work on FreeBSD > 5.3-RELEASE. This problem can be solved by (re-)building `nvidia-settings` from source:

# fetch ftp://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/nv...ngs-1.0.tar.gz
# tar zxf nvidia-settings-1.0.tar.gz
# cd nvidia-settings-1.0
# gmake
# install nvidia-settings /usr/X11R6/bin
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Old 12-09-05, 04:20 PM   #2
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Default Re: 1.0-8174 for FreeBSD i386 released

What about SLI support for FreeBSD, or driver support for the AMD64 port for FreeBSD?
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Old 12-09-05, 06:06 PM   #3
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Default Re: 1.0-8174 for FreeBSD i386 released

apparently freebsd does support Sli (at least it's mentioned in the readme).

http://download.nvidia.com/freebsd/1...ppendix-v.html
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Old 12-10-05, 04:43 PM   #4
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Awesome Nvidia!

The only thing that's missing now is a driver for FreeBSD/amd64...
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Old 12-11-05, 01:35 PM   #5
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http://download.nvidia.com/freebsd/1...DME/index.html

Doesnt quite open on browsers, instead pops a download dialog. Correct html code
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Old 12-11-05, 03:00 PM   #6
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Which web browser (and version) are you using? The README opens fine for me in Firefox-1.5.

Thanks,
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Old 12-11-05, 03:11 PM   #7
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Which web browser (and version) are you using? The README opens fine for me in Firefox-1.5.

Thanks,
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Firefox, galeon and epiphany... neither work

All are the latest release version
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Old 12-12-05, 05:50 AM   #8
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Default Re: 1.0-8174 for FreeBSD i386 released

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Originally Posted by Freedevil
http://download.nvidia.com/freebsd/1...DME/index.html

Doesnt quite open on browsers, instead pops a download dialog. Correct html code
It tells the browser it is a download, so that most downloads skip the display and go directly to save-to-disk and ask for a filename. Does it here under Linux firefox on FreeBSD.

However, when I telnet I get


Quote:
Connected to download.nvidia.com.
Escape character is '^]'.
GET /freebsd/1.0-8174/README/index.html HTTP/1.0

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
Server: Microsoft-IIS/5.0
Connection: keep-alive
Date: Mon, 12 Dec 2005 11:52:32 GMT
Content-Type: text/html
Accept-Ranges: bytes
Last-Modified: Wed, 23 Nov 2005 12:19:52 GMT
ETag: "0a47e3428f0c51:1c23"
Content-Length: 5829
Which doesn't have the HTTP header so say the above (forgot what it's called).

So I think this must somehow react to the client software.

Clock is off by several minutes, too, BTW.
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Old 12-12-05, 08:08 PM   #9
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This driver locks up my laptop...
with or without ACPI.
The last 2 lines of the Xorg.0.log are
Quote:
Failed to switch consoles (Invalid argument)
Failed to switch consoles (Invalid argument)
I wish Nvidia put as much care into their FreeBSD driver as they put into their Windows one...
(which btw now seems to be crashing my laptop in Windows XP as well, but not Windows 2000.. heh!)
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Old 12-12-05, 09:45 PM   #10
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This driver locks up my laptop...
with or without ACPI.
The last 2 lines of the Xorg.0.log are


I wish Nvidia put as much care into their FreeBSD driver as they put into their Windows one...
(which btw now seems to be crashing my laptop in Windows XP as well, but not Windows 2000.. heh!)
Provide a problem bug report and help fix the issue if there is one to begin with.
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Old 12-15-05, 12:30 PM   #11
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Well, I would have liked people to help me as they always have on this forum, since I've been trying to contact Nvidia via mail for more than a year. Since driver 3xxx I've been absolutely unable to output video through the CRT-out connector, and I know it's not my fault because I used the same xorg.cfg that worked before.
Now I DO have some kind of problem here which is not my fault, because all I did was turn off X, deinstall the previous driver and run "make install" in the new one's main directory, as instructed.
I did that on my desktop computer and there was no problem at all, I simply started X again and everything worked just fine.
So, is there anyone who has had a similar problem?
If not, where shoud I send a bug report, because they don't seem to be paying much attention to e-mails...
Thanks in advance.
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Old 12-22-05, 10:10 AM   #12
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Thumbs down STILL no support for FreeBSD/amd64

Ain't it a shame?
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