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FreeBSD Display Driver – x86

 
 

Version:

295.40 Certified

Release Date:

2012.04.11

Operating System:

FreeBSD x86

Language:

English (U.S.)

File Size:

30.5 MB

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Release Highlights
Supported products
Additional information
  • Added support for the following GPUs:
    • GeForce GT 635M
      GeForce 610M
  • Closed a security vulnerability which made it possible for attackers to reconfigure GPUs to gain access to arbitrary system memory. For further details, see: http://nvidia.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/3109
  • Fixed a bug that caused DisplayPort devices to occasionally fail to turn back on after the system is resumed from suspend.

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-x86-295.40.tar.gz && cd NVIDIA-FreeBSD-x86-295.40 && 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.