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FreeBSD Display Driver – x64



275.19 Certified

Release Date:


Operating System:

FreeBSD x64


English (U.S.)

File Size:

29.6 MB


Release Highlights
Supported products
Additional information
  • Added support for the following GPU:

    GeForce GT 540M

  • Fixed memory error and abort reported by glibc when running the application FieldView from Intelligent Light.
  • Fixed an OpenGL driver bug that caused an application crash when running Altair HyperMesh.
  • Fixed a performance problem when switching between stereo and monoscopic rendering in the application Smoke.
  • Fixed poor X driver handling of pixmap out of memory scenarios.
  • Fixed an interrupt handling deficiency that could lead to performance and stability problems when many NVIDIA GPUs shared few IRQs.
  • Fixed bugs in the VDPAU presentation queue that could cause GPU errors and hangs when destroying a presentation queue. This happens when exiting applications, and also when toggling to and from full-screen mode in Adobe Flash.

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_64-275.19.tar.gz && cd NVIDIA-FreeBSD-x86_64-275.19 && 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.