What laptop do you recommend?

Wesley Morgan morganw at chemikals.org
Thu Mar 16 01:40:46 UTC 2006

On Wed, 15 Mar 2006, Kevin Oberman wrote:

>> Date: Wed, 15 Mar 2006 17:10:56 -0500 (EST)
>> From: Wesley Morgan <morganw at chemikals.org>
>> Sender: owner-freebsd-mobile at freebsd.org
>> On Wed, 15 Mar 2006, [LoN]Kamikaze wrote:
>>> That seems pretty bad. What kind of graphics chip is on that machine?
>>> I'm using an old Thinkpad R40 with a Radeon Mobility 7500 Chip (rv200)
>>> and that gives me 2000fps together with a first generation Pentium-M 1300.
>> It's one of thie NVidia Quadro chips with 128mb ram and up to another 128
>> shared. I haven't tried any tweaks at all with the config, the NV driver
>> doesnt even officially recognize the card, but it does load.
> Are you using the nvidia-driver and nvidia-xconfig ports? These will
> normally provide much better performance than the xorg driver.
> You need to add nvidia_load to your /boot/loader.conf file and then run
> nvidia-xconfig to update your xorg config file.

With the nvidia driver, I end up with only a partial display -- ie, the 
LCD stretch kicks in and a full 75% or more of the display is "off 
screen". Haven't been able to figure out why...

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