NVidia driver installation on PCBSD 9 rc 3 beta
Please note that before posting this I did a fairly extensive search on the forum and also web wide and did not find what I was looking for. I have just installed 9 beta rc 3 on a rather old P4 platform. I ran 8.2 before this and was extremely pleased with machine performance. 9 seems to be a resource hog though looking at CPU usage. During the installation 9rc3 found the NVidia graphics card and installed the driver. It is apparently not used because when trying to run the NVidia GUI control widget I get "not using the NVidia driver. Please run nvidia-xconfigure as root. Fine. The Nvidia command does not work...i.e command not found. I am a crossover from Linux so learned that modprobe doesnt seem to work on BSD either. I ran UNIX many many years ago on PDP 11's and an AT&T desktop running one of the Berkley forks. So I have a lot to learn. From using the system I believe what I consider excess CPU usage comes from the graphics card not using the NVidia driver. Moreover I am at somewhat of a loss to try to force the issue vi'ing the Xorg.conf file. If anyone can make a suggestion or two it would be appreciated. While I am here I notice a message as the machine is booting up something to the effect of "Warning:Witness option is enabled. Expect reduced performance. What is this? How to disable it?
Regards and many thanks to all of you smart people here.