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You still have an old ports tree. The current version of the nvidia driver is 173.14.09

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# portsnap fetch
# portsnap extract
OK, I just re-read the thread, and noticed that we had not mentioned this before. It's just that I recalled telling someone in another thread to update their ports tree several times: I think we ended up giving up.
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Well, instead of worrying about my tags in CVS for now, I went with portsnap. That looks to have built okay. I didn't include agp and I didn't include linax compatability.

So, now I'll edit xorg to use the nvidia and see how that goes (obviously with back ups)

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I think I'm using that driver now, I've noticed fonts in KDE looking nicer straight away and I've been able to test the GL scrensavers succesfully.

Is there a command I can use to query which driver is in use? I didn't restart the machine, just X, so would dmesg work?

Thanks again for the patience and help.
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If you altered you /etc/X11/xorg.conf file to use the nvidia driver, as stated in the notes displayed at the end of the port building, then you are using the nvidia driver.
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I think I'm using that driver now, I've noticed fonts in KDE looking nicer straight away and I've been able to test the GL scrensavers succesfully.

Is there a command I can use to query which driver is in use? I didn't restart the machine, just X, so would dmesg work?

Thanks again for the patience and help.

glxinfo will give you all the pertinent information about your 3D driver, including the vendor and version.

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