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xorg.conf     Edited: 2017-04-27 08:01:48
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by ross at 09:47:47 on April 7, 2017

Install Xorg

# pkg install xorg

I use nVidia video cards. This is the only way for painless FreeBSD desktop experience. If you use other video, install its driver now. Otherwise read on.

nVIDIA driver

Install Linux binary compatibility and then:

# pkg install nvidia-driver nvidia-settings
# kldload nvidia-modeset

Add to /boot/loader.conf:

nvidia-modeset_load="YES"

Note: In legacy versions of the driver the kernel module was nvidia, not nvidia-modeset. If your card is old and not supported by the current driver you might need to replace "nvidia-modeset" with just "nvidia" in the lines above.

 

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