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FreeBSD Display Driver – x64



295.20 Certified

Release Date:


Operating System:

FreeBSD x64


English (U.S.)

File Size:

31.4 MB


Release Highlights
Supported products
Additional information
  • Added support for the following GPU:
    • Tesla X2090
  • Fixed a bug that caused black areas to appear on the back faces of some models in Maya.
  • Fixed a bug that resulted in the printing of spurious loader error messages.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause X to crash after hotplugging displays.
  • Fixed a bug which caused face selections to be misrendered in Maya when using the paint selection tool.
  • Improved performance for interactive tools in Mudbox.
  • Added a "--no-opengl-files" option to nvidia-installer to allow installation of the driver without OpenGL files that might conflict with already installed OpenGL implementations.
  • Split the DFP configuration page in nvidia-settings into multiple tabs, allowing the controls to be displayed on smaller screens.
  • Fixed a bug that could cause some OpenGL applications (including desktop environments like KDE and GNOME Shell) to hang.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented the internal panel from working on some laptops with GeForce 7 series GPUs.
  • Fixed an OpenGL bug where using display lists on Fermi-based GPUs could result in missing rendering in some cases.
  • Fixed an OpenGL bug that caused incorrect rendering when using framebuffer objects to render to 16-bit color textures with alpha.
  • Fixed two bugs that caused sporadic application crashes in some multi-threaded OpenGL applications.
  • Fixed a bug that caused creating OpenGL 4.2 contexts with glXCreateContextAttribsARB to fail.
  • Fixed a bug that caused OpenGL to print
      Xlib: extension "NV-GLX" missing on display ":0". when used with a non-NVIDIA implementation of the GLX X extension.
  • Implemented color depth 30 (10 bits per component) support for GeForce 8 series and higher GPUs.
  • Implemented support for constraining cursors to the visible regions of connected displays; see the "ConstrainCursor" X Option in the README for details.

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_64-295.20.tar.gz && cd NVIDIA-FreeBSD-x86_64-295.20 && 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.