FreeBSD Display Driver – x86

 
 

Version: 169.07
Operating System: FreeBSD x86
Release Date: : December 20, 2007

Release Highlights:

  • Added support for GeForce 8800 GT, GeForce 8800 GTS 512 and GeForce 8800M.
  • Improved modesetting support on Quadro/GeForce 8 series GPUs.
  • Fixed several X rendering issues.
  • Fixed problems scrolling ARGB X drawables in Qt.
  • Improved support for interlaced DVI, HDMI, and HDTV modesetting.
  • Fixed stability problems with some GeForce 8 series GPUs.
  • Fixed stability problems with some GeForce 6200/7200/7300 GPUs multi-core/SMP systems.
  • Fixed a problem with Compiz after VT-switching.
  • Improved RENDER performance.
  • Improved interaction with Barco and Chi Mei 56" DFPs, as well as with some Gateway 19" DFPs.
  • Added an interface to monitor PowerMizer state information.
  • Fixed rendering corruption in Maya's Graph Editor.
  • Fixed a bug that caused corruption with redirected XV on GPUs without TurboCache support.
  • Improved display device detection on GeForce 8 series GPUs.
  • Improved usability of NVIDIA-settings at lower resolutions like 1024x768 and 800x600.
  • Improved GLX visual consolidation when using Xinerama with Quadro/GeForce 8 series and older GPUs.
  • Added experimental support for running the X server at Depth 30 (10 bits per component) on Quadro G8x and later GPUs.
  • Fixed a problem that could cause crashes on SMP systems.

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
NVIDIA-FreeBSD-x86-169.07.tar.gz

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 FreeBSD discussion forum. If you don't find an answer to your question there, you can send email to freebsd-gfx-bugs@nvidia.com.



 
 
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