After installing FreeBSD to my workstation, i wanted a desktop environment. I’ve installed gnome3 after reading the official documentation https://www.freebsd.org/doc/handbook/x11-wm.html.

But nothing has worked. So, i installed the nvidia-driver for my two GPUs. The first documentation i’ve found is from “7.3-RELEASE”: https://docs.freebsd.org/doc/7.3-RELEASE/usr/share/doc/en/articles/compiz-fusion/nvidia-setup.html. (I use 11.1-RELEASE)

Don’t use that documentation to make your settings in /boot/loader.conf! There stands:

nvidia_load="YES"

And that’s simply not right for the newest driver!

You should enter the following line:

nvidia-modeset_load="YES"

After that and using nvidia-xconfig to create the Xorg-Config file, my system works now.