Additional Info
FreeBSD Graphics Driver Archive

 FreeBSD Display Driver – x86

Version: 177.82
Operating System: FreeBSD x86
Release Date: : November 12, 2008

Release Highlights:

  • Added support for the following new GPUs:
    • Quadro NVS 450
    • Quadro FX 370 LP
    • Quadro FX 5800
    • Quadro FX 4800
    • Quadro FX 470
    • Quadro CX
  • Fixed a problem on recent mobile GPUs that caused a power management resume from S3 to take 30+ seconds.
  • Fixed an image corruption issue seen in FireFox 3.

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-x86-177.82.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 NVIDIA FreeBSD Discussion forum. If you don't find an answer to your question there, you can send email (in English) to freebsd-gfx-bugs@nvidia.com. When emailing freebsd-gfx-bugs@nvidia.com please attach an nvidia-bug-report.log, which is generated by running "nvidia-bug-report.sh".