installing nvidia driver

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installing nvidia driver

Postby galasrinnion » Thu Apr 07, 2016 8:44 pm

Yo to all,
I would like to know the way to install the nvidia driver on 10.1. The catch is this : I did not install a bootloader, as I boot GhostBSD from another bootloader, GRUB 2, on another linux distro ? So how will this affect things. I have read the Ghost wiki on nvidia driver installation, and have tried that to no avail. So I believe the difficulty lies in the above bootloader arrangement. Time to Chime ;)
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Re: installing nvidia driver

Postby ericbsd » Fri Apr 08, 2016 8:31 am

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Re: installing nvidia driver

Postby galasrinnion » Fri Apr 08, 2016 6:03 pm

ericbsd wrote:Here http://wiki.ghostbsd.org/index.php?titl ... stallation this should help you.


If you read my previous post, I read that and tried it several times, with no luck.
Where it notes in the wiki that you need to add some commands if using grub or bsd bootloader
what if anything needs to be added considering my HD and OS arrangement ?
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Re: installing nvidia driver

Postby galasrinnion » Thu Apr 14, 2016 7:54 pm

Note:

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

I have tried both seperately and what happens is it brings me to the login page with the grey background only ! no username or other usual icons are present. So...do you need to skip these added commands : Using this commands add needed lines to corresponding files (pay attention at Note!):

echo 'linux_load="YES"' >> /boot/loader.conf
echo 'linux_enable="YES"' >> /etc/rc.conf
echo 'hint.agp.0.disabled="1"' >> /boot/device.hints; ....when using the above ones ?
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Re: installing nvidia driver

Postby ericbsd » Sat Apr 16, 2016 9:41 am

if your card is and agp you need that:
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echo 'hint.agp.0.disabled="1"' >> /boot/device.hints

as root user su but if it is PCI do not put that.

Also linux is already setup, if you have grey screen this might be because of something not been setup properly.
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Re: installing nvidia driver

Postby galasrinnion » Sun Apr 17, 2016 7:56 pm

My card is PCI-express. I hope eliminating a line of agp code works.
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