Nvidia FreeBSD Legacy Display Driver 32-bit 304.123
It’s distributed in multiple branches! Which one is right for me?
Nvidia FreeBSD Legacy Display Driver 32-bit is distributed in four different branches, including 304.xx series, 173.14.xx series, 96.43.xx series and 71.86.xx series, each one designed to support a certain number of Nvidia GPUs (Graphics Processing Units). As expected, the driver with the highest version number support more recent legacy video cards than the one with a lower version number.
Installing the Nvidia FreeBSD Legacy Display Driver 32-bit
In order to install the Nvidia FreeBSD Legacy Display Driver on your FreeBSD machine, you will first need to install the kernel headers and download the driver for your Nvidia graphics card (see the section above for details) from the Downloads section above.
Save the tarball file on your Home directory and extract it using the “tar xzf NVIDIA-FreeBSD-x86-xxx.xxx.tar.gz” command, where xxx.xxx is the version number of the driver. Then, you must compile and install the driver using the “cd NVIDIA-FreeBSD-x86-xxx.xxx && make install” command in a console (tty) window.
During the installation, the X configuration file will be automatically optimized for your Nvidia video card, but you can also edit it manually using a command-line text editor. Set the driver as default with the “nvidia-xconfig” command from an X11 terminal emulator.
Even if it provides a settings panel, the Nvidia FreeBSD Display Driver is not an application. It is a hardware driver, which comes with various instructions that tell an operating system how to use a piece of hardware.
Reviewed by Marius Nestor, last updated on September 12th, 2014
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- Fixed an interaction problem with xserver 1.15 that occasionally caused OpenGL applications to continue rendering when they are minimized or unmapped.
- Added support for X.org xserver ABI 18 (xorg-server 1.16).
- Fixed a bug that caused corruption or blank screens on monitors that use EDID version 1.3 or older when they are connected via DisplayPort on graphics boards that use external DisplayPort encoders, such as the Quadro FX 4800.
Application descriptionNvidia FreeBSD Legacy Display Driver 32-bit is a free command-line software that provides support for legacy (old) gra...