The nv driver is part of the official Xorg distribution. Make sure you have
the x11/xorg metaport installed as it contains all the official drivers :
$ cd /usr/ports/x11/xorg
$ sudo make install clean
Also, make sure the ModulePath line in your xorg.conf points to the correct
location (i.e. /usr/local instead of /usr/X11R6), an easy way to do that is
to let Xorg regenerate a new file with
# X -cnfigure
About the official nvidia drivers, I had no problem installing them using the
x11/nvidia-driver port instead of building from the nvidia tarball directly.
On Tuesday 12 June 2007 21:42:19 Kiffin Gish wrote:
> The other day I upgraded to xorg 7.2 but when I run startx I get the
> following error message:
> --> Failed to load module "nv"
> Rather that using the nvidia driver from the ports I had earlier downloaded
> the official freebsd driver from the nvidia site, but had installed it into
> the old xorg environment under /usr/X11R6.
> Do I need to reinstall it but this time in the new environment?
> Is that then under /usr/X11R6?
> How do I tell the make script to point it there, export X11BASE?
> Or should I remove this driver altogether and go with the official ports
> Thanks a lot in advance for all your help.
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