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FreeBSD Display Driver – x64



285.05.09 Certified

Release Date:


Operating System:

FreeBSD x64


English (U.S.)

File Size:

30.1 MB


Release Highlights
Supported products
Additional information
  • Added support for the following GPU:
    • GeForce GT 520MX
  • Implemented support for FreeBSD tunables.
  • Fixed a bug causing flickering in some GPU/display combinations.
  • Fixed a bug that could result in poor OpenGL performance after hotplugging a monitor.
  • Fixed a bug causing possible text corruption when recovering from GPU errors.
  • Fixed a bug causing corruption of images which are 2047 pixels wide.
  • Improved performance of the RENDER extension on Fermi-based GPUs.
  • Fixed a bug causing the X server to crash after a VT-switch while running an OpenGL stereo application which is a member of a swap group.

Installation instructions: Once you have downloaded the driver, change to the directory containing the driver package and install the driver by running, as root, tar xzf NVIDIA-FreeBSD-x86_64-285.05.09.tar.gz && cd NVIDIA-FreeBSD-x86_64-285.05.09 && make install
Then, edit your X configuration file so that the NVIDIA X driver will be used; this can normally be done by running nvidia-xconfig

Note that the list of supported GPU products is provided to indicate which GPUs are supported by a particular driver version. Some designs incorporating supported GPUs may not be compatible with the NVIDIA Linux driver: in particular, notebook and all-in-one desktop designs with switchable (hybrid) or Optimus graphics will not work if means to disable the integrated graphics in hardware are not available. Hardware designs will vary from manufacturer to manufacturer, so please consult with a system's manufacturer to determine whether that particular system is compatible.

See the README for more detailed instructions.