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FreeBSD Display Driver – x86

 
 

Version:

304.51 Certified

Release Date:

2012.09.24

Operating System:

FreeBSD x86

Language:

English (U.S.)

File Size:

31.7 MB

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Release Highlights
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Additional information
  • Added support for the following GPUs:
    • GeForce GTX 660
      GeForce GTX 650 Ti
      GeForce GTX 650
      GeForce GT 645M
      GeForce GTX 670MX
      GeForce GTX 675MX
  • Added support for the new Quadro Sync board for Quadro Kepler GPUs. See the "Configuring Frame Lock and Genlock" chapter in the README for details.
  • Fixed an X server crash on X.Org xserver 1.13 when it is compiled without support for DRI2.
  • Fixed a regression that broke color controls on older X servers.
  • Fixed a bug that sometimes caused the display layout area of the nvidia-settings control panel to be laid out incorrectly.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented panning from working correctly after a modeswitch on some X servers with support for cursor constraining.
  • Gamma ramp and colormap adjustments now apply correctly when screen transformations such as rotation and keystone correction are in use.
  • Fixed RandR per-CRTC gamma persistence across modeswitches and VT-switches.
  • Fixed a bug that caused the X server to sometimes hang in response to input events.
  • Fixed a reduction in rendering performance for core X11 rendering on certain GPUs that occurred in the 290.series of releases.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented PowerMizer from working correctly on some boards with GDDR5 memory, such as some GeForce GT 240 SKUs.
  • Fixed a bug that caused OpenGL applications to not animate properly when a rotation or a transformation was applied on some older X server versions.
  • Enabled FXAA with Unified Back Buffers.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the "Reset Hardware Defaults" button in the Display Settings page of nvidia-settings from being activated.

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-x86-304.51.tar.gz && cd NVIDIA-FreeBSD-x86-304.51 & 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.