now i got up (by doing the startx as root,) but i dont' have a working mouse.
when I am in screen mode (normal, -- with no X.) when I move the mouse, I can see the 'arrow' pointer move just fine. So... 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 > > > > > _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"