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Old 23rd December 2008
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Originally Posted by BSDfan666 View Post
What everyone is saying is: "There are 2 proprietary nvidia drivers, the traditional one.. and another legacy package." Both are called "nvidia" in your xorg.conf file.
They are different binaries. As nVidia updates their drivers, they often do not support some of the older video cards. Those are still available, and generically are called the "legacy" drivers, though that is not just one file. There is a whole series of them. In fairness, it makes little sense to support a 9800 and an MX440 with the same driver these days.

Of course they all use "nvidia" in xorg. That's not the point.
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