OK...I forgot 1 important step before rebooting (step 6 in the sequece below)...

5.5)  Edit the /etc/rc.conf file...
# vi /etc/rc.conf
--- add the following 2 lines
hald_enable="YES"
dbus_enable="YES"

-----Original Message-----
>From: Kenneth <kennet...@earthlink.net>
>Sent: Sep 12, 2009 2:23 AM
>To: Kenneth <kennet...@earthlink.net>, freebsd-questions@freebsd.org, 
>freebsd-...@freebsd.org
>Cc: jules.sto...@gmail.com, ges...@yahoo.com
>Subject: Re: configuring X on the Presario with the 8200M driver
>
>Step 10 should be....
># Xorg -config xorg.conf.new -retro
>
>-----Original Message-----
>>From: Kenneth <kennet...@earthlink.net>
>>Sent: Sep 12, 2009 2:12 AM
>>To: freebsd-questions@freebsd.org, freebsd-...@freebsd.org
>>Cc: jules.sto...@gmail.com, ges...@yahoo.com
>>Subject: configuring X on the Presario with the 8200M driver
>>
>>Moving this discussion to freebsd-x11.
>>
>>I have a Presario CQ60 with the NVIDIA 8200M G, and X is working!
>>
>>Here are the steps to get there.  Do everything as root:
>>
>>1) Update your ports to the most recent.  Follow the FreeBSD manual, section 
>>4.5 Using the Ports Collection, nuke the contents of /usr/ports, and install 
>>a new base using portsnap or cvsup.
>>
>>2) Install the nvidia-driver.
>># cd /usr/ports/x11-driver/nvidia-driver
>># make install clean  (I built with options FREEBSD_AGP checked, ACPI 
>>checked, LINUX unchecked).  
>>
>>3) You can install 2 more optional tools for configuring the nvidia card 
>>settings.  I have not used them, but I installed them.
>># cd /usr/ports/x11-driver/nvidia-settings
>># make install clean
>># cd /usr/ports/x11-driver/nvidia-xconfig
>># make install clean
>>
>>4) I also installed the fbdev driver from X.Org.
>># cd /usr/ports/x11-drivers/xf86-video-fbdev
>># make install clean
>>
>>5) Add the nvidia driver as a dynamically loaded kernel module.
>># cd /boot
>># vi loader.conf  (you better know how to use vi to edit)
>>--- add the line nvidia_load="YES"
>>--- it is the only line I have in my loader.conf file
>>
>>6) Reboot the system
>># reboot
>>
>>7) If you want to see the version you just installed (your versions may be 
>>newer than mine below)...
>># pkg_info | grep nvidia
>>nvidia-driver-185.18.29
>>nvidia-settings-190.32
>>nvidia-xconfig-190.32
>># pkg_info | grep fbdev
>>xf86-video-fbdev-0.4.0_2
>>
>>8) Generate your xorg.conf.new file.
>># cd /root
>># Xorg -configure
>>
>>9) Edit the xorg.conf.new file.
>># vi xorg.conf.new
>>--- change the line    Driver "nv"
>>            to read    Driver "nvidia"
>>
>>10) Test the config file.
>># Xorg -config xorg.conf -retro
>>--- you should get a grey screen and your mouse should work, especially if 
>>your mouse worked when installing FreeBSD
>>--- to kill the test, press CTRL-ALT-BKSP
>>
>>11) If everything worked, move and rename (drop the new extension) the config 
>>file to the /etc directory
>># mv xorg.conf.new /etc/X11/xorg.conf
>>
>>12) Test again.  Log in as another user belonging to the wheel group (or 
>>login as root).
>>% startx
>>--- you should get 3 green windows
>>--- you can kill X by clicking on the large window on the left, and typing 
>>exit
>>
>>
>>

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