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FreeBSD Display Driver – x86



295.33 Certified

Release Date:


Operating System:

FreeBSD x86


English (UK)

File Size:

30.5 MB


Release Highlights
Supported products
Additional information
  • Added support for the following GPUs:
      GeForce GTX 680
      GeForce GT 630M
      GeForce GT 620
  • Fixed a VDPAU bug where decoding some H.264 streams would cause hardware errors on lower-end products, resulting in corruption and poor performance.
  • Fixed a bug that caused DisplayPort audio to stop working after monitors are hotplugged on GeForce GT 520.
  • Fixed a behavior change that prevented ConnectedMonitor from being usable with DisplayPort connectors.
  • Marked the GVO Clone mode NV-CONTROL attributes:
    as deprecated. They will be removed in a future release. To display an X screen over GVO, it is recommended to use GVO with MetaModes, instead.
  • Fixed a bug that caused DisplayPort devices to not be listed in Xorg.*.log. For example, if only DisplayPort devices are attached, the log file would contain
      (--) NVIDIA(0): Connected display device(s) on NVIDIA GPU at PCI:2:0:0
      (--) NVIDIA(0): none
  • Added support for 3D Vision ready displays that have a NVIDIA 3D Vision infrared emitter built inside the panel itself.
  • Fixed a bug that caused OpenGL applications to crash with some libc versions, such as eglibc 2.15.
  • Fixed a bug that caused HDMI audio to stop working on AppleTV devices when an X server was started.

Installation instructions: Once you have downloaded the driver, change to the directory containing the driver package and install the driver by running, as root, tar xzf NVIDIA-FreeBSD-x86-295.33.tar.gz && cd NVIDIA-FreeBSD-x86-295.33 && make install
Then, edit your X configuration file so that the NVIDIA X driver will be used; this can normally be done by running nvidia-xconfig

Note that the list of supported GPU products is provided to indicate which GPUs are supported by a particular driver version. Some designs incorporating supported GPUs may not be compatible with the NVIDIA Linux driver: in particular, notebook and all-in-one desktop designs with switchable (hybrid) or Optimus graphics will not work if means to disable the integrated graphics in hardware are not available. Hardware designs will vary from manufacturer to manufacturer, so please consult with a system's manufacturer to determine whether that particular system is compatible.

See the README for more detailed instructions.