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handbook/x11: Suggest kld_list with nvidia-modesetting
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Authored by debdrup on Feb 8 2021, 11:00 PM.


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Since the previous instructions could lead to people having to blacklist
the nvidia module from loader in case it breaks something, switch to
using kld_list in /etc/rc.conf instead.

While here, also suggest using nvidia-modesetting, as this hooks into
the KMS bits in the kernel, which are present in all supported branches.

Reported by: Simon Adameit <simon at>

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debdrup created this revision.

Grammar and spelling look fine to me at a glance.

This revision is now accepted and ready to land.Feb 9 2021, 12:09 AM

Sorry, I meant to tag this planning changes earlier.

It turns out the X11 chapter can be redone, since Xorg auto-configuration can take care of almost everything if you use kld_list and drm-kmod modules or nvidia-modeset from graphics/drm-kmod and x11/nvidia-driver respectively.

We'll need a short section on BusID which I'll add later on, for if people have hybrid setups like an iGPU and dGPU equipped laptop.