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Default back to BSD for a breath of fresh air need help with Nvidia please

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i was running solaris 2008.11 for a while and it was fun,
but when i played in Secondlife and moved the FlyCam with the mouse
the computer would lock up on me several times.
i had to reboot too many times after a while it became a nightmare.

it may be a graphic problem i dont know so i figure let me come tback to BSD a while for a breath of fresh air and here i am with FreeBSD 7.0

i understand the Geoforce FX5500 is not suported under 7.0.
i was hoping maybe someone can guide me through a little bit
to get my driver working.

i did look on nvidia site and its not there now
which port woud you reccomend under X11?
i do need to have GLX running

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http://us.download.nvidia.com/freebs...ppendix-e.html

looks like x11/nvidia-driver-173 should work for an FX5500.
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@Terry

That worked out well thanks

i downloaded the file NVIDIA-FreeBSD-x86-71.86.06.tar.gz from the nvidia site
installed it as in the directtions rebooted and theres my nvidia splash screen

Thanks again




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hi
im just updating the ports at the momet. after that i will try it out

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looks like x11/nvidia-driver-173 should work for an FX5500.
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hi

@terry
no unfortuantly that did not work
i did the usual rename nv to nvidia and enabled glx and enabled nvidia in the loaderconf



and still wont work
i may try one or two of the legacy drivers from their link you show



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Did you install the driver from ports? Or did you download & install it manually? I would highly recommend using the x11/nvidia-driver-173 port.

First, remove any and all nvidia-driver* ports with:
# pkg_delete

Then reinstall graphics/libGL:
# cd /usr/ports/graphics/libGL && make clean build deinstall install clean

The install the x11/nvidia-driver-173 port:
# cd /usr/ports/x11/nvidia-driver-173 && make clean install clean

Add nvidia_load="YES" to /boot/loader.conf if it isn't there already.
Also add linux_enable="yes" to /etc/rc.conf if you compiled the driver with linux support.

Reboot, this is sometimes needed for the nvidia driver.

Make sure the kernel driver sees your nVidia card:
% dmesg | grep nvidia

If it still doesn't work, post your xorg.conf.
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dmesg | grep nvidia

nvidia0: <GeForce FX 5500> on vgapci0
vgapci0: child nvidia0 requested pci_enable_busmaster
vgapci0: child nvidia0 requested pci_enable_io
nvidia0: [GIANT-LOCKED]
nvidia0: [ITHREAD]

but as i said i have to keep installig nvidia on each reboot

i am going to try what you said
about reinstalling the graphics/libGL

is build deinstall clean the same really as make deinstall clean?
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is build deinstall clean the same really as make deinstall clean?
Yes, with `build deinstall install' you will still have the old version installed if the build phase fails, with just `deinstall install' you won't.
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i did that deinstall and it installed well with no problems
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