Nvidia driver install best version.

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Nvidia driver install best version.

Post by wolfclaws » Mon Sep 21, 2015 2:53 pm

1. What's the best nvidia install to get from GhostBSD?

2. And how is it done on BSD?

3. is there a way to get one of these from nvidia site and how?

Name Version Release Date
FreeBSD Display Driver – x64 NVIDIA Certified 340.93 September 2, 2015
FreeBSD Display Driver – x64 NVIDIA Certified 346.96 September 1, 2015
FreeBSD Display Driver – x64 NVIDIA Certified 355.11 August 31, 2015
FreeBSD Display Driver – x64 NVIDIA Certified 352.41 August 28, 2015
FreeBSD Display Driver – x64 BETA 355.06 August 3, 2015
FreeBSD Display Driver – x64 NVIDIA Certified 352.30 July 28, 2015
FreeBSD Display Driver – x64 NVIDIA Certified 346.87 July 21, 2015
FreeBSD Display Driver – x64 NVIDIA Certified 346.82 June 23, 2015
FreeBSD Display Driver – x64 NVIDIA Certified 352.21 June 15, 2015
FreeBSD Display Driver – x64 BETA 352.09 May 18, 2015
FreeBSD Display Driver – x64 NVIDIA Certified 346.72 May 12, 2015
FreeBSD Display Driver – x64 NVIDIA Certified 349.16 April 14, 2015
FreeBSD Display Driver – x64 NVIDIA Certified 346.59 April 7, 2015
FreeBSD Display Driver – x64 BETA 349.12 March 25, 2015
FreeBSD Display Driver – x64 NVIDIA Certified 346.47 February 24, 2015
FreeBSD Display Driver – x64 NVIDIA Certified 340.76 January 27, 2015
FreeBSD Display Driver – x64 NVIDIA Certified 346.35 January 16, 2015
FreeBSD Display Driver – x64 NVIDIA Certified 340.65 December 8, 2014
FreeBSD Display Driver – x64 BETA 346.22 December 8, 2014
FreeBSD Display Driver – x64 NVIDIA Certified 343.36 December 5, 2014


4. Which is the best way to Install nvidia driver


Thanks you very much for your kind work and support

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Re: Nvidia driver install best version.

Post by ASX » Tue Sep 22, 2015 4:03 am

hi,

1) which nvidia driver to install depend on your hardware, newer models will work with latest drivers, older cards may require a "legacy" drivers, if unsure just post here info about your card.

the following command provide info about the hardware:

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pciconf -lv
mine, as an example, is:
vgapci0@pci0:1:0:0: class=0x030000 card=0x02751028 chip=0x042510de rev=0xa1 hdr=0x00
vendor = 'NVIDIA Corporation'
device = 'G86 [GeForce 8600M GS]'
class = display
subclass = VGA
... and require the 340.xx driver ... yours could be different.

2) nvdia drivers in GhostBSD/FreeBSD are available as packages:

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pkg search nvidia
nvidia-driver-346.47
nvidia-driver-304-304.125
nvidia-driver-340-340.76
nvidia-settings-340.24_1
nvidia-texture-tools-2.0.8.1_7
nvidia-xconfig-310.14
In addition to the driver itself, you may want to install nvidia-xconfig and nvidia-settings too.

3) you can use the default repo to get the drivers, no need to download from nvidia site.

4)

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pkg install nvidia-driver-340 nvidia-settings nvidia-xconfig
after installation run:

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nvidia-xconfig
after that, log out and re-log in or reboot.

If you need further help, please post here your hw info, the commands you used and the results.

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Re: Nvidia driver install best version.

Post by wolfclaws » Tue Sep 22, 2015 2:15 pm

Sorry i didn't put the code around that stuff. I have gtx 760 nvidia card. I uselessly use the most updated driver. SO if i wanted to use the drivers from the nvidia site how would it be installed. Or would 340 or 346 be fine from the list?


Also do i have to do this?

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    If you are using GRUB boot loader then you must load driver with rc.conf :

     # echo 'kld_list="nvidia"' >> /etc/rc.conf

    If you are using BSD loader you may use loader.conf

    # echo 'nvidia_load="YES"' >> /boot/loader.conf
Please write out step by step on what i need to do

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Re: Nvidia driver install best version.

Post by ericbsd » Tue Sep 22, 2015 2:51 pm

It will be hard to say you have to try. Install the latest first like asx showed you.

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Re: Nvidia driver install best version.

Post by wolfclaws » Tue Sep 22, 2015 3:44 pm

How would i install one of these

FreeBSD Display Driver – x64 NVIDIA Certified 340.93 September 2, 2015
FreeBSD Display Driver – x64 NVIDIA Certified 346.96 September 1, 2015
FreeBSD Display Driver – x64 NVIDIA Certified 355.11 August 31, 2015
FreeBSD Display Driver – x64 NVIDIA Certified 352.41 August 28, 2015
FreeBSD Display Driver – x64 BETA 355.06 August 3, 2015
FreeBSD Display Driver – x64 NVIDIA Certified 352.30 July 28, 2015
FreeBSD Display Driver – x64 NVIDIA Certified 346.87 July 21, 2015
FreeBSD Display Driver – x64 NVIDIA Certified 346.82 June 23, 2015
FreeBSD Display Driver – x64 NVIDIA Certified 352.21 June 15, 2015
FreeBSD Display Driver – x64 BETA 352.09 May 18, 2015
FreeBSD Display Driver – x64 NVIDIA Certified 346.72 May 12, 2015
FreeBSD Display Driver – x64 NVIDIA Certified 349.16 April 14, 2015
FreeBSD Display Driver – x64 NVIDIA Certified 346.59 April 7, 2015
FreeBSD Display Driver – x64 BETA 349.12 March 25, 2015
FreeBSD Display Driver – x64 NVIDIA Certified 346.47 February 24, 2015
FreeBSD Display Driver – x64 NVIDIA Certified 340.76 January 27, 2015
FreeBSD Display Driver – x64 NVIDIA Certified 346.35 January 16, 2015
FreeBSD Display Driver – x64 NVIDIA Certified 340.65 December 8, 2014
FreeBSD Display Driver – x64 BETA 346.22 December 8, 2014
FreeBSD Display Driver – x64 NVIDIA Certified 343.36 December 5, 2014

And do i need to run one of these? Because i think i might need to

If you are using GRUB boot loader then you must load driver with rc.conf :

# echo 'kld_list="nvidia"' >> /etc/rc.conf

If you are using BSD loader you may use loader.conf

# echo 'nvidia_load="YES"' >> /boot/loader.conf

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