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FreeBSD Display Driver – x64

 
 

Version:

304.64 Certified

Release Date:

2012.11.06

Operating System:

FreeBSD x64

Language:

English (U.S.)

File Size:

32.6 MB

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Release Highlights
Supported products
Additional information
  • Added support for the following GPUs:
    • VGX K1
    • VGX K2
  • Fixed a regression in backlight control functionality on some notebook configurations.
  • Fixed a bug that sometimes prevented the display device / X screen selection menu from being displayed in nvidia-settings.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented X driver gamma manipulation from working after a VT-switch on some configurations.
  • Added the option "--output-file" to nvidia-bug-report.sh to allow specifying a custom filename for the log file.
  • Fixed a hang when using OpenGL programs with some SLI Mosaic configurations on pre-Fermi GPUs.
  • Added sections to the "Supported NVIDIA GPU Products" list for NVS, Tesla, and VGX products.

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_64-304.64.tar.gz && cd NVIDIA-FreeBSD-x86_64-304.64 & 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.

For further information please visit our forum, https://devtalk.nvidia.com/default/board/97/freebsd/ .