On Mon, Dec 30, 2002 at 08:46:28PM -0500, Alvaro Gil wrote:
> I am trying to get a GeForce 2 MX 400 to work properly on FreeBSD 4.7.
> A few requirements for the "nvidia" drivers are...
> (yes the "nv" driver works, but it does not support TV out on X)
> Upgrade to FreeBSD 4.7 STABLE or newer.
> Upgrade to XFree86 4.2.1_3 server and 4.2.1 binaries or newer.
> Here are a few simple questions...
> How do I know if I successfully upgraded to 4.7-STABLE?
Use the command:
to see what version of FreeBSD you're running.
> After I upgraded(downloaded 4.7-STABLE sources using cvsup and
> chapter 21 instructions), I rebooted and it still said 4.7-RELEASE on
> startup. What's up with this? Is this really still 4.7 RELEASE?? Or
> could a mistake in mergemaster have kept this text?
Hmmm... Did you perhaps get the RELENG_4_7 sources (that would give
you version 4.7-RELEASE-p2 at the moment) rather than the RELENG_4
sources (which gives you 4.7-STABLE)? Take a look at
/usr/src/UPDATING --- the first line or so of that file should
indicate what variant you've cvsup'd.
> How do I go about updating to the latest and greatest XFree86?
> I used cvsup to update the ports collection, but when i started up X
> 18.104.22.168 flashed up before it started. How do I check what version of
> XFree86 is installed and what is the correct way of updating it?
pkg_info -I XFree86\*
will show you what versions of the XFree86 packages you have installed.
pkg_version -v -s XFree86
will tell you if any of your installed ports/packages are out of date
with respect to the /usr/ports tree on your system.
The best and least painless way of updating something like X windows
is to install and use portupgrade(1): you need to get the XFree86
package dependencies right, which can be tricky, but which portupgrade
will handle automatically for you.
> Also, I am able to boot into X with this driver but after a while it
> crashes the entire system. Anyone running the nvidia driver with
Works for me. Note that you should reinstall the nvidia stuff after
reinstalling the XFree86-libraries package, as they both claim
/usr/X11R6/lib/libGL.a and /usr/X11R6/lib/libGL.so.1 and each
overwrites the other's version of those files.
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