I am trying to get xwindows to work. I downloaded the NVIDIA driver from:
I installed the package. Documentation also said to install compat5x
which I did. I ran the nvidia-xconfig.
When I do a Startx it just hangs. Any suggestions? I have spent the
better part of a day searching and trying to get this to work.
I'd suggest you to install the driver via ports:
# cd /usr/ports/x11/nvidia-driver/
# make install
BTW, you may obtain better aswers at comp.unix.bsd.freebsd.misc.