> … nVidia provides detailed information on which card is supported by which
> driver on their web site: http://www.nvidia.com/object/IO_32667.html. …
From bug 260183 comment 0:
> … _not_ the best page to tell which driver is appropriate because the
> result is legacy-only <https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/drivers/unix/legacy-gpu/>.
> Unix Drivers | NVIDIA
Not anchorable, but there are sections for:
* FreeBSD x86
* FreeBSD x64
The latter includes a link to the latest production branch, where (through clicking the version) a SUPPORTED PRODUCTS tab makes things reasonably clear for this branch.
<https://forums.freebsd.org/posts/524748> reminds me that <https://www.nvidia.com/en-us/drivers/unix/legacy-gpu/> –
> What's a legacy driver? | NVIDIA
– was somewhat ambiguous, possibly contradictory, when read alongside other NVIDIA resources. Still, this NVIDIA page is probably a useful point of reference.
<https://lists.freebsd.org/archives/freebsd-hackers/2021-December/000582.html> for example, Andriy Gapon wrote:
> Apparently not all GT 730 cards are made equal. …
Without attempting to detail any case, maybe the FAQ (or better the Handbook) should simply:
* acknowledge that edge cases exist
"NVIDIA's pages are not entirely authoritiative"
or words to that effect
* steer to <https://www.freebsd.org/support/> in case of trouble.
(In reply to Graham Perrin from comment #0)
> … a SUPPORTED PRODUCTS tab makes things reasonably clear …
It should be pointed out that the adjacent DOWNLOAD button is not appropriate if, as is likely, the reader intends to use the FreeBSD-maintained port.
Side note (not for the FAQ): <https://forums.freebsd.org/posts/545002> mentions NVIDIA's installer making inappropriate changes to /boot/loader.conf