VGA Drivers: How To Replace?

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VGA Drivers: How To Replace?

Post by mdiemer » Sun Jan 20, 2019 6:06 pm

Hi, brand new to Ghost, but have used True previously. I have attempted to install Nvidia drivers twice now, and have had to reinstall Ghost OS as what I did landed me in fish shell (don't know how to get to desktop from there). My GUI is a 8400GS, which I now know needs no later than a 340 driver. I got that message on shutdown, and that's when I had to reinstall. I just wanted to ask what would be the best way to download and install the Nvidia 340 driver. I did consult the wiki and tried to follow the steps, but am having no success.

BTW, everything else is great! Very impressed!

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Re: VGA Drivers: How To Replace?

Post by NevilleGoddard » Sun Jan 20, 2019 11:37 pm

Hi and welcome to GhostBSD.
The Nvidia drivers should just work.
After installing drivers did you run the command

nvidia-xconfig

?


Do you have an xorg.conf file?

Try
pkg delete nvidia-driver

pkg ins nvidia-driver-340

Then edit rc.conf to load the driver at boot time
Put in the kld_list section

nvidia

Then run

nvidia-xconfig

Reboot.

That should work

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Re: VGA Drivers: How To Replace?

Post by mdiemer » Mon Jan 21, 2019 12:33 am

Thank you Neville. It appears that I needed to reboot after installing the Nvidia drivers (I should have known that). Once I did that it worked, I now have much better resolution.

BTW, forgot to mention my specs, so for the record: Gateway GT5656, AMD dual core, 3Ghz CPU, 6 GB ram. It's a 10 year old desktop that just won't die. HDD is also original. That's why I want BSD on it, extends the lifespan.

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Re: VGA Drivers: How To Replace?

Post by NevilleGoddard » Mon Jan 21, 2019 2:26 am

I forgot to mention you need to reboot. :)

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