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FreeBSD Display Driver – x86



304.32 BETA

Release Date:


Operating System:

FreeBSD x86


English (U.S.)

File Size:

31.7 MB


Release Highlights
Supported products
Additional information
  • Implemented hotfix for a privilege escalation vulnerability reported on August 1, 2012. For more details, see:
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  • Fixed a bug that caused applications that use Direct Color visuals, such as Enemy Territory: Quake Wars and Braid, to appear in shades of blue instead of the correct colors.
  • Modified handling of RRSetScreenSize requests to ignore requests that do not actually resize the screen. This reduces screen flicker in certain cases when using GNOME.
  • Added a new option, "--disable-nouveau" to nvidia-installer. This option changes the action that is chosen by default when Nouveau is detected by nvidia-installer. If the "--disable-nouveau" optionis set, then the default will be to attempt to disable Nouveau when it is detected; otherwise, no attempt will be made unless requested.

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-x86-304.32.tar.gz && cd NVIDIA-FreeBSD-x86-304.32 & 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.