Thanks, guys!

I intend to set aside some time late this week to try this.  I bought
one but have not been able to configure the X environment yet;  I
notice that PC-BSD comes up fine; I thought of doing that and copying
the file, but that's about a half day or more of effort that way...

Not good.

Anyway, a couple questions...

Is this likely to be compatible with FBSD 8.0?  Or no, and I will just use 7.2.

--jg


On Sat, Sep 12, 2009 at 2:12 AM, Kenneth <kennet...@earthlink.net> wrote:
> 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
>
>
>
>
>
_______________________________________________
freebsd-questions@freebsd.org mailing list
http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions
To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"

Reply via email to