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FreeBSD Graphics Driver Archive

 FreeBSD Display Driver – x86

Version: 180.22
Operating System: FreeBSD x86
Release Date: : January 8, 2009

Release Highlights:

  • Added support for the following GPUs:
    • GeForce GTX 295
    • GeForce GTX 285
    • Quadro FX 2700M
    • GeForce 9400M G
    • GeForce 9400M
    • GeForce 9800 GT
    • GeForce 9800 GT
    • GeForce 8200M G
    • GeForce Go 7700
    • GeForce 9800M GTX
    • GeForce 9800M GT
    • GeForce 9800M GS
    • GeForce 9500 GT
    • GeForce 9700M GT
    • GeForce 9650M GT
    • GeForce 9500 GT
  • Added initial support for PureVideo-like features via the new VDPAU API (see the vdpau.h header file installed with the driver).
  • Added preliminary support for OpenGL 3.0.
  • Added new OpenGL workstation performance optimizations.
  • Enabled the glyph cache by default and extended its support to all supported GPUs.
  • Disabled shared memory X pixmaps by default; see the "AllowSHMPixmaps" option.
  • Improved X pixmap placement on GeForce 8 series and later GPUs.
  • Improved stability on some GeForce 8 series and newer GPUs.
  • Fixed a regression that could result in window decoration corruption when running Compiz using Geforce 6 and 7 series GPUs.
  • Fixed an nvidia-settings crash when xorg.conf contains Device and Screen sections but no ServerLayout section.
  • Fixed a problem parsing the monitor sync range X config file options.
  • Improved compatibility with recent Linux kernels.
  • Fixed a problem that caused the Linux OpenGL library to crash when used inside FreeBSD's Linux emulation layer.

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-x86-180.22.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".