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Default opensolaris 2008.11 Nvidia Geoforce FX5500 (Merry Christmas all :))

Hello all

i just installed OpenSolaris 2008.11 after
using the 2008.5 version,and i had noticed
even though it has Nvidia built in,not only dont i
get the splash screen it also seems slower.
i had not seen my card being suported on this version
but i had seen it on the previous version.

if i issue the command nvidia-xconfig and reboot i get a white screen.,Then i have to hit enter till i can see a prompt and i type clear so i can see a black screen to type in my name and pass then xorgconfig to be able to get
a working screen again..

i had removed the driver

code:
pfexec pkg uninstall NVDAgraphics,

and replaced it from the nvidia for a solaris version
site and even added in the lines i was supose to use

code:
sh Nvidia-example-file run

it placed a copy of xorg.conf.nvidia in my /etc/X11 folder
to play with as an example file and even that did not work for me if i cp xorg.conf.nvidia xorg.conf

i added load"glx" in the module section
and change vesa or nv to nvidia

and still i get a white screen on boot up

What version driver do you reccomend i use on OpenSolairis 2008.11 the newest one

And which instruction would work best for me

Also i read that some chipsets are affected are on this list here

http://mail.opensolaris.org/pipermai...er/013371.html

i had so much trouble that i reverted back to 2008.5 but updating to 2008.11
from here

http://opensolaris.org/os/project/in.../image-update/

hopefully my graphics will be ok

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Heatherval,

Long time no write!

I bet that you need to use a legacy driver. I use an FX5XXX nVidia card on FreeBSD (a Quado FX2000), and it no longer works with the newest driver. There is a legacy driver for the older cards. This is a pretty recent change. You may wish to look at the documentation on the nVidia web site.
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Smile hi

Well hello to you as well long time

Yes you are quite possibly right about that driver.

i know it must be the driver because after i
had issued the command nvidia-xconfig
that creates the new /etc/X11/xorg.conf
and i ran xorgconfig
to set up the card and i was able to login with no problem to OpenSolaris,but without the splash screen for Nvidia

If i try to rename nv to nvidia "Driver "nvidia"
Load" glx " is in there but x will not even start
unless i change nvidia back to nv

It must be the wrong driver im using
even the Nvidia control panel now tells me

You do not appear to be using the NVIDIA X driver. Please edit your X configuration file (just run `nvidia-xconfig` as root), and restart the X server.


Thank You i will look at Nvidia site once again
My nvidia was workikgn before the Solaris updatee to 2008.11 from 2008.5

http://www.sun.com/bigadmin/hcl/data...ails/1387.html
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Code:
## pfexec pkg uninstall slim_install

PHASE ACTIONS
Removal Phase 556/556
PHASE ITEMS
Reading Existing Index 9/9
Indexing Packages 1/1
#
## pfexec pkg uninstall NVDAgraphics

PHASE ACTIONS
Removal Phase 161/161
PHASE ITEMS
Reading Existing Index 9/9
Indexing Packages 1/1
#
##
# pwd
/export/home/altaira
## cd Des*

# sh NVIDIA-Solaris-x86-177.82.run

Copyright 2005 by NVIDIA Corporation. All rights reserved.
Use is subject to license terms.
Reboot client to install driver.

Installation of <NVDAgraphicsr> was successful.
Copyright 2005 by NVIDIA Corporation. All rights reserved.
Use is subject to license terms.

Installation of <NVDAgraphics> was successful.

Now for the True test the Reboot


(((NO That did not work and i had to rename nvidia back to nv to get x working once more)))

What else could i possibly be doing wrong or is my card just not supported anymore by the updated Solaris

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Default This is what i have right now

This is what i have right now

it says it should show the “GLX” and “NV-GLX” present and i only see GLX so far here


Code:
# xdpyinfo


name of display:    :0.0
version number:    11.0
vendor string:    Sun Microsystems, Inc.
vendor release number:    10300000
maximum request size:  16777212 bytes
motion buffer size:  256
bitmap unit, bit order, padding:    32, LSBFirst, 32
image byte order:    LSBFirst
number of supported pixmap formats:    7
supported pixmap formats:
    depth 1, bits_per_pixel 1, scanline_pad 32
    depth 4, bits_per_pixel 8, scanline_pad 32
    depth 8, bits_per_pixel 8, scanline_pad 32
    depth 15, bits_per_pixel 16, scanline_pad 32
    depth 16, bits_per_pixel 16, scanline_pad 32
    depth 24, bits_per_pixel 32, scanline_pad 32
    depth 32, bits_per_pixel 32, scanline_pad 32
keycode range:    minimum 8, maximum 255
focus:  window 0x3800008, revert to Parent
number of extensions:    33
    BIG-REQUESTS
    Composite
    DAMAGE
    DOUBLE-BUFFER
    DPMS
    Extended-Visual-Information
    GLX
    LGE
    MIT-SCREEN-SAVER
    MIT-SHM
    MIT-SUNDRY-NONSTANDARD
    RANDR
    RENDER
    SECURITY
    SGI-GLX
    SHAPE
    SYNC
    SolarisIA
    TOG-CUP
    X-Resource
    XAccessControlExtension
    XC-APPGROUP
    XC-MISC
    XEVIE
    XFIXES
    XFree86-Bigfont
    XFree86-Misc
    XFree86-VidModeExtension
    XINERAMA
    XInputExtension
    XKEYBOARD
    XTEST
    XVideo
default screen number:    0
number of screens:    1

screen #0:
  print screen:    no
  dimensions:    1280x1024 pixels (361x271 millimeters)
  resolution:    90x96 dots per inch
  depths (7):    24, 1, 4, 8, 15, 16, 32
  root window id:    0x65
  depth of root window:    24 planes
  number of colormaps:    minimum 1, maximum 1
  default colormap:    0x20
  default number of colormap cells:    256
  preallocated pixels:    black 0, white 16777215
  options:    backing-store NO, save-unders NO
  largest cursor:    64x64
  current input event mask:    0xfa8033
    KeyPressMask             KeyReleaseMask           EnterWindowMask          
    LeaveWindowMask          ExposureMask             StructureNotifyMask      
    SubstructureNotifyMask   SubstructureRedirectMask FocusChangeMask          
    PropertyChangeMask       ColormapChangeMask       
  number of visuals:    9
  default visual id:  0x23
  visual:
    visual id:    0x23
    class:    TrueColor
    depth:    24 planes
    available colormap entries:    256 per subfield
    red, green, blue masks:    0xff0000, 0xff00, 0xff
    significant bits in color specification:    8 bits
  visual:
    visual id:    0x24
    class:    TrueColor
    depth:    24 planes
    available colormap entries:    256 per subfield
    red, green, blue masks:    0xff0000, 0xff00, 0xff
    significant bits in color specification:    8 bits
  visual:
    visual id:    0x25
    class:    TrueColor
    depth:    24 planes
    available colormap entries:    256 per subfield
    red, green, blue masks:    0xff0000, 0xff00, 0xff
    significant bits in color specification:    8 bits
  visual:
    visual id:    0x26
    class:    TrueColor
    depth:    24 planes
    available colormap entries:    256 per subfield
    red, green, blue masks:    0xff0000, 0xff00, 0xff
    significant bits in color specification:    8 bits
  visual:
    visual id:    0x27
    class:    DirectColor
    depth:    24 planes
    available colormap entries:    256 per subfield
    red, green, blue masks:    0xff0000, 0xff00, 0xff
    significant bits in color specification:    8 bits
  visual:
    visual id:    0x28
    class:    DirectColor
    depth:    24 planes
    available colormap entries:    256 per subfield
    red, green, blue masks:    0xff0000, 0xff00, 0xff
    significant bits in color specification:    8 bits
  visual:
    visual id:    0x29
    class:    DirectColor
    depth:    24 planes
    available colormap entries:    256 per subfield
    red, green, blue masks:    0xff0000, 0xff00, 0xff
    significant bits in color specification:    8 bits
  visual:
    visual id:    0x2a
    class:    DirectColor
    depth:    24 planes
    available colormap entries:    256 per subfield
    red, green, blue masks:    0xff0000, 0xff00, 0xff
    significant bits in color specification:    8 bits
  visual:
    visual id:    0x63
    class:    TrueColor
    depth:    32 planes
    available colormap entries:    256 per subfield
    red, green, blue masks:    0xff0000, 0xff00, 0xff
    significant bits in color specification:    8 bits
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This is my xorg.conf

as i said i had to keep nvidia out and use nv as driver in here or i can not start x

Code:
# Generated by root on lqx at Wed Dec 24 11:28:08 2008

# File generated by xorgconfig.

#
# Copyright 2004 Sun Microsystems, Inc.


# **********************************************************************
# Refer to the xorg.conf(4) man page for details about the format of 
# this file.
# **********************************************************************

# **********************************************************************
# Module section -- this  section  is used to specify
# which dynamically loadable modules to load.
# **********************************************************************
#
Section "Module"

# This loads the DBE extension module.

    Load        "dbe"  	# Double buffer extension

# This loads the miscellaneous extensions module, and disables
# initialisation of the XFree86-DGA extension within that module.
    SubSection  "extmod"
      Option    "omit xfree86-dga"   # don't initialise the DGA extension
    EndSubSection

# This loads the font modules
#    Load        "type1"
    Load        "freetype"

# This loads the SolarisIA module
     Load       "IA"
# This loads the GLX module
     Load       "glx"
# This loads the Solaris Trusted Extensions module if it is installed
     Load       "xtsol"
# This loads the DRI module
#    Load       "dri"

EndSection

# **********************************************************************
# Files section.  This allows default font and rgb paths to be set
# **********************************************************************

Section "Files"

# The location of the RGB database.  Note, this is the name of the
# file minus the extension (like ".txt" or ".db").  There is normally
# no need to change the default.

#    RgbPath	"/usr/X11/share/X11/rgb"

# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (which are concatenated together),
# as well as specifying multiple comma-separated entries in one FontPath
# command (or a combination of both methods)
# 
# 

#    FontPath   "catalogue:/etc/X11/fontpath.d"
#    FontPath   "/TrueType/"
#    FontPath   "/Type1/"
#    FontPath   "/Type1/sun/"
#    FontPath   "/F3bitmaps/"
#    FontPath   "/misc/"
#    FontPath   "/100dpi/"
#    FontPath   "/75dpi/"
#    FontPath   "/usr/X11/lib/X11/fonts/local/"
    FontPath   "/usr/X11/lib/X11/fonts/misc/"
    FontPath   "/usr/X11/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
    FontPath   "/usr/X11/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
#    FontPath   "/usr/X11/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo/"
    FontPath   "/usr/X11/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/"
    FontPath   "/usr/X11/lib/X11/fonts/TrueType/"
#    FontPath   "/usr/X11/lib/X11/fonts/freefont/"
    FontPath   "/usr/X11/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/"
    FontPath   "/usr/X11/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/"

# The module search path.  The default path is shown here.

#    ModulePath "/usr/X11/lib/modules"

EndSection

# **********************************************************************
# Server flags section.
# **********************************************************************

Section "ServerFlags"

# Uncomment this to cause a core dump at the spot where a signal is 
# received.  This may leave the console in an unusable state, but may
# provide a better stack trace in the core dump to aid in debugging

#    Option "NoTrapSignals"

# Uncomment this to disable the <Ctrl><Alt><Fn> VT switch sequence
# (where n is 1 through 12).  This allows clients to receive these key
# events.

#    Option "DontVTSwitch"

# Uncomment this to disable the <Ctrl><Alt><BS> server abort sequence
# This allows clients to receive this key event.

#    Option "DontZap"

# Uncomment this to disable the <Ctrl><Alt><KP_+>/<KP_-> mode switching
# sequences.  This allows clients to receive these key events.

#    Option "Dont Zoom"

# Uncomment this to disable tuning with the xvidtune client. With
# it the client can still run and fetch card and monitor attributes,
# but it will not be allowed to change them. If it tries it will
# receive a protocol error.

#    Option "DisableVidModeExtension"

# Uncomment this to enable the use of a non-local xvidtune client. 

#    Option "AllowNonLocalXvidtune"

# Uncomment this to disable dynamically modifying the input device
# (mouse and keyboard) settings. 

#    Option "DisableModInDev"

# Uncomment this to enable the use of a non-local client to
# change the keyboard or mouse settings (currently only xset).

#    Option "AllowNonLocalModInDev"

EndSection

# **********************************************************************
# Input devices
# **********************************************************************

# **********************************************************************
# Core keyboard's InputDevice section
# **********************************************************************

Section "InputDevice"

    Identifier	"Keyboard1"
    Driver	"kbd"

# For most OSs the protocol can be omitted (it defaults to "Standard").
# When using XQUEUE (only for SVR3 and SVR4, but not Solaris),
# uncomment the following line.

#    Option     "Protocol"      "Xqueue"

    Option "AutoRepeat" "500 30"

# Specify which keyboard LEDs can be user-controlled (eg, with xset(1))
#    Option	"Xleds"      "1 2 3"

#    Option "LeftAlt"     "Meta"
#    Option "RightAlt"    "ModeShift"

# To customise the XKB settings to suit your keyboard, modify the
# lines below (which are the defaults).  For example, for a non-U.S.
# keyboard, you will probably want to use:
#    Option "XkbModel"    "pc105"
# If you have a US Microsoft Natural keyboard, you can use:
#    Option "XkbModel"    "microsoft"
#
# Then to change the language, change the Layout setting.
# For example, a german layout can be obtained with:
#    Option "XkbLayout"   "de"
# or:
#    Option "XkbLayout"   "de"
#    Option "XkbVariant"  "nodeadkeys"
#
# If you'd like to switch the positions of your capslock and
# control keys, use:
#    Option "XkbOptions"  "ctrl:swapcaps"

# These are the default XKB settings for Xorg
#    Option "XkbRules"    "xorg"
#    Option "XkbModel"    "pc105"
#    Option "XkbLayout"   "us"
#    Option "XkbVariant"  ""
#    Option "XkbOptions"  ""

#    Option "XkbDisable"

    Option "XkbRules"	"xorg"
    Option "XkbModel"	"pc101"
    Option "XkbLayout"	"us"

EndSection


# **********************************************************************
# Core Pointer's InputDevice section
# **********************************************************************

Section "InputDevice"

# Identifier and driver

    Identifier	"Mouse1"
    Driver	"mouse"
    Option "Protocol"    "Auto"	# Auto detect
    Option "Device"      "/dev/mouse"

# When using XQUEUE, comment out the above two lines, and uncomment
# the following line.

#    Option "Protocol"	"Xqueue"

# Mouse-speed setting for PS/2 mouse.

#    Option "Resolution"	"256"

# Baudrate and SampleRate are only for some Logitech mice. In
# almost every case these lines should be omitted.

#    Option "BaudRate"	"9600"
#    Option "SampleRate"	"150"

# Mouse wheel mapping.  Default is to map vertical wheel to buttons 4 & 5,
# horizontal wheel to buttons 6 & 7.   Change if your mouse has more than
# 3 buttons and you need to map the wheel to different button ids to avoid
# conflicts.

    Option "ZAxisMapping"   "4 5 6 7"

# Emulate3Buttons is an option for 2-button mice
# Emulate3Timeout is the timeout in milliseconds (default is 50ms)

    Option "Emulate3Buttons"
#    Option "Emulate3Timeout"    "50"

# ChordMiddle is an option for some 3-button Logitech mice

#    Option "ChordMiddle"

EndSection


# **********************************************************************
# Other input device sections 
# this is optional and is required only if you
# are using extended input devices.  This is for example only.  Refer
# to the xorg.conf man page for a description of the options.
# **********************************************************************
#
# Section "InputDevice" 
#    Identifier  "Mouse2"
#    Driver      "mouse"
#    Option      "Protocol"      "MouseMan"
#    Option      "Device"        "/dev/mouse2"
# EndSection
#
# Section "InputDevice"
#    Identifier "spaceball"
#    Driver     "magellan"
#    Option     "Device"        "/dev/cua0"
# EndSection
#
# Section "InputDevice"
#    Identifier "spaceball2"
#    Driver     "spaceorb"
#    Option     "Device"        "/dev/cua0"
# EndSection
#
# Section "InputDevice"
#    Identifier "touchscreen0"
#    Driver     "microtouch"
#    Option     "Device"        "/dev/ttyS0"
#    Option     "MinX"          "1412"
#    Option     "MaxX"          "15184"
#    Option     "MinY"          "15372"
#    Option     "MaxY"          "1230"
#    Option     "ScreenNumber"  "0"
#    Option     "ReportingMode" "Scaled"
#    Option     "ButtonNumber"  "1"
#    Option     "SendCoreEvents"
# EndSection
#
# Section "InputDevice"
#    Identifier "touchscreen1"
#    Driver     "elo2300"
#    Option     "Device"        "/dev/ttyS0"
#    Option     "MinX"          "231"
#    Option     "MaxX"          "3868"
#    Option     "MinY"          "3858"
#    Option     "MaxY"          "272"
#    Option     "ScreenNumber"  "0"
#    Option     "ReportingMode" "Scaled"
#    Option     "ButtonThreshold"       "17"
#    Option     "ButtonNumber"  "1"
#    Option     "SendCoreEvents"
# EndSection

# **********************************************************************
# Monitor section
# **********************************************************************

# Any number of monitor sections may be present

Section "Monitor"

    Identifier  "My Monitor"

# HorizSync is in kHz unless units are specified.
# HorizSync may be a comma separated list of discrete values, or a
# comma separated list of ranges of values.
# NOTE: THE VALUES HERE ARE EXAMPLES ONLY.  REFER TO YOUR MONITOR'S
# USER MANUAL FOR THE CORRECT NUMBERS.

    HorizSync   31.5 - 82.0

#    HorizSync	30-64         # multisync
#    HorizSync	31.5, 35.2    # multiple fixed sync frequencies
#    HorizSync	15-25, 30-50  # multiple ranges of sync frequencies

# VertRefresh is in Hz unless units are specified.
# VertRefresh may be a comma separated list of discrete values, or a
# comma separated list of ranges of values.
# NOTE: THE VALUES HERE ARE EXAMPLES ONLY.  REFER TO YOUR MONITOR'S
# USER MANUAL FOR THE CORRECT NUMBERS.

    VertRefresh 40-150

EndSection


# **********************************************************************
# Graphics device section
# **********************************************************************

# Any number of graphics device sections may be present

# Standard VGA Device:

Section "Device"
    Identifier	"Standard VGA"
    VendorName	"Unknown"
    BoardName	"Unknown"

# The chipset line is optional in most cases.  It can be used to override
# the driver's chipset detection, and should not normally be specified.

#    Chipset	"generic"

# The Driver line must be present.  When using run-time loadable driver
# modules, this line instructs the server to load the specified driver
# module.  Even when not using loadable driver modules, this line
# indicates which driver should interpret the information in this section.

    Driver     "vga"
# The BusID line is used to specify which of possibly multiple devices
# this section is intended for.  When this line isn't present, a device
# section can only match up with the primary video device.  For PCI
# devices a line like the following could be used.  This line should not
# normally be included unless there is more than one video device
# intalled.

#    BusID      "PCI:0:10:0"

#    VideoRam	256

#    Clocks	25.2 28.3

EndSection

# Device configured by xorgconfig:

Section "Device"
    Identifier  "NVIDIA GeForce"
     Driver      "nv"
#    Driver      "nvidia"
    #VideoRam    262144
    # Insert Clocks lines here if appropriate
EndSection


# **********************************************************************
# Screen sections
# **********************************************************************

# Any number of screen sections may be present.  Each describes
# the configuration of a single screen.  A single specific screen section
# may be specified from the X server command line with the "-screen"
# option.
Section "Screen"
    Identifier  "Screen 1"
    Device      "NVIDIA GeForce"
    Monitor     "My Monitor"
    DefaultDepth 24

    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       8
        Modes       "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
        ViewPort    0 0
    EndSubsection
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       16
        Modes       "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
        ViewPort    0 0
    EndSubsection
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       24
        Modes       "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
        ViewPort    0 0
    EndSubsection
EndSection

# **********************************************************************
# ServerLayout sections.
# **********************************************************************

# Any number of ServerLayout sections may be present.  Each describes
# the way multiple screens are organised.  A specific ServerLayout
# section may be specified from the X server command line with the
# "-layout" option.  In the absence of this, the first section is used.
# When now ServerLayout section is present, the first Screen section
# is used alone.

Section "ServerLayout"

# The Identifier line must be present
    Identifier  "Simple Layout"

# Each Screen line specifies a Screen section name, and optionally
# the relative position of other screens.  The four names after
# primary screen name are the screens to the top, bottom, left and right
# of the primary screen.  In this example, screen 2 is located to the
# right of screen 1.

    Screen "Screen 1"

# Each InputDevice line specifies an InputDevice section name and
# optionally some options to specify the way the device is to be
# used.  Those options include "CorePointer", "CoreKeyboard" and
# "SendCoreEvents".

    InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
    InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"

EndSection

# Section "DRI"
#    Mode 0666
# EndSection
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Do not use xorgconfig, use Xorg -configure instead, its far better, then edit and move generated /root/xorg.conf.new to proper place.

Here is an example of proper writen xorg.conf:
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Heatherval, I didn't wade through all of the output, but you should use driver version 173.14.12. See http://www.nvidia.com/object/solaris...173.14.12.html
and yes, it is a legacy driver.
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OK i think what vermaden meant was nvidia-xconfig

ok vermaden maybe i will try the that Xorg -configure

all that did for me was place a new xorg file in there
but i was still unable to get any display

Ok i will look at that lin as well thank you
i may be gone most of the day if i dont respond promptly
within the next hour or so

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OK i think what vermaden meant was nvidia-xconfig
No, I meant Xorg -configure which works for ALL graphics cards, nvidia-xconfig works only for nvidia cards, and generally does the same thing.

To have 2D you need modules: dbe + extmod
To have 3D you will have to alsoadd: glx + dri
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well i did that and well i dont see any change veraden

Unfortunatly family is calling me and i may be away for some hours
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To have 3D you will have to alsoadd: glx + dri
The proprietary nvidia driver doesn't use DRI.
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The proprietary nvidia driver doesn't use DRI.
Good to know, thx mate.
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Good to know, thx mate.
Not a problem, it's actually pretty horrid.. a friend of mine uses them on FreeBSD.

They even replace the Mesa OpenGL libraries with their own custom binaries, pretty sad.

I'm hoping the Nouveau project makes things easier.. sadly their priority is Linux support, and they tend to adopt new Xorg features before the other drivers. (It's possible we'll never see a stable release, most Linux centric folk avoid them for some reason.).

Anyway, nice too see you around heatherval..

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.. "nv" is the free 2D only Xorg driver.

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Note; Vermaden/heatherval.. xorgconfig/X -configure might not be helpful in this situation.. it properly will not suggest using the nvidia driver.

http://us.download.nvidia.com/solari...DME/index.html

I would really avoid using these proprietary drivers, but if accelerated graphics are an absolute requirement.. then.. they're your only option at this time. (Short of acquiring an ATI graphics card.).
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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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So where does this leave me
what shall i do next im completley lost

i was fine when i had Open Solaris 2008.5
i wanted to update this and now i do not
have my acceleration using 2008.11

i did read what i coud and nothing seemed to have worked for me
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i am going to give your sugestion a try anyways with that other driver
after ding that all i have to do is change nv to nvidia?
and add Load "glx if it is not there?


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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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Give it a try. The one you installed before supposedly supports your card, but on FreeBSD I run 173.14.xx; when I tried the newer one it did not work for me. Also, that's the driver nVidia suggests when you enter the card you are using into their web site.
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Thank You vermaden, and BSDfan for your help.

Thank You DrJ the driver worked wonders

i first removed the old one
silly_wabbit # pfexec pkg uninstall NVDAgraphics

then installed the new one with

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silly_wabbit#sh NVIDIA-Solaris-x86-173.14.12.run

All went well i changed nv to nvidia in the xorg.conf file
i did not have to fiddle with anything else.

Glx loaded fine and the miraculous Nvidia splash screen
came up at last when i reboot - --

all glx screensavers work flawlesly now

i like this thank so much for all your help
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