Hi Deb ...

  was this vs compiling from source?

On Mon, 9 Feb 2009, Deb Heller-Evans wrote:

Oops. Brain FART... I'm in a multi-OS environment... My answer was with respect to a different OS, but it might be applicable to FreeBSD. I don't have experience with nVidia on FreeBSD.

Deb Heller-Evans
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Deb Heller-Evans wrote:
I ran into the same kind of issue. FWIW, I had better luck downloading the nVidia drivers from the website which includes modifying the kernel. I can now do all kinds of extra things, like spanning 2 monitors, etc (on workstations).
I can dig up my notes if you intend to go this route at some point...

d

Deb Heller-Evans
Energy Science Network
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Berkeley, CA 94720

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Marc G. Fournier wrote:


Okay, I've exhausted every google search I can think of, and not getting anywhere, so now to ask ...

Just upgraded my motherboard / CPU (old one fried out) ... picked up an ASUS P5Q with a Quad Core Intel CPU ... everything boots / runs fine, until I try and start up X ...

If I use the 'nv' driver in my X conig file, and the twm window manager, everything starts up fine, I can load Firefox, etc, etc ...

As soon as I switch from nv -> nvidia and start, the screen goes blank and the machine reboots ...

If I switch from nvidia -> nv and use '/usr/local/kde4/bin/startkde', the screen goes blank, and the machine reboots ...

I just installed icewm, and using that, everything loads up fine too ...

So, I figure there is something that I'm either missing in my install, or that I've configured wrong that kde is trying to use, but I'm at a lose as to what ...

Can anyone help?

Thanks ...



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