FreeBSD Display Driver – x86


Version: 1.0-8174
Operating System: FreeBSD-x86
Release Date: December 9, 2005

Release Highlights:

  • Fixed GeForce 7800 GTX clocking problem that affected 3D performance
  • 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'.
  • Improved workstation OpenGL performance on Solaris.
  • 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. 

Pre-Installation Notes

To download and install the drivers, follow the steps below:

STEP 1: Review the NVIDIA Software License. You will need to accept this license prior to downloading any files.

STEP 2: Review Documentation
README - FreeBSD installation and configuration information.

STEP 3: Download the driver


Download Alternatives: Mirror Site 1, Mirror Site 2, Mirror Site 3

STEP 4: Check dependencies
The dependencies are listed in the README.

STEP 5: Install
See the README for detailed installation instructions. If you have any questions or problems, please check the Linux discussion forum. If you don't find an answer to your question there, you can send email to