Supported graphics card on X11.
paulette_mcgee at yahoo.com
Wed Feb 21 17:39:18 UTC 2007
--- Paulette McGee <paulette_mcgee at yahoo.com> wrote:
> --- Yann Golanski <yann at kierun.org> wrote:
> > I know, this should be more a question for the
> > at Xorg but still.
> > Does FreeBSD support the "Sapphire ATI Radeon
> > Pro ULTIMATE SILENT"
> > card?
> > Is there anywhere that I can find which cards are
> > support with Xorg?
> > I find the main web site is rather obtuse.
> > Maybe adding that link (or list) to the relevant
> > section of the handbook
> > be a good idea?
> > Thanks.
> > --
> > yann at kierun.org -=*=-
> > www.kierun.org
> > PGP: 009D 7287 C4A7 FD4F 1680 06E4 F751
> > 9DE2 6318
> Hello Yann,
> Well, here are a few quick tips:
> 1) Locate the type of chip set for your video card.
> ATI Cards
> Nvida Cards
> 2) Look at the man page of the driver; and search in
> the page for that chip set. If I am not mistaken
> there is more than one driver for ATI. IE:
> radeon driver
> nv driver
> 3) Match up the driver to the chip set on the card.
> 4) Always double check the reference material for
> chip sets listed in step 1.
> PS: tomshardware.com gives good reviews of video
> cards; with the added bonus of listing the chip sets
> that is used in the card (typically).
> Hopefully this should give you a starting point.
> Paulette McGee
Sorry, I forgot to mention about the choices hardware
AGP, PCIe (PCI Express), Integrated.
1) AGP = works great; in my humble opinion.
2) PCIe = not sure about the status of PCIe on FreeBSD
3) Integrated = Depends on the chip set.
PS: The proprietary drivers support more chip sets
with 3d acceleration. Depending on your video card:
a) chip set
b) driver support (proprietary vs open source)
c) Hardware interface (AGP, PCIe, Integrated).
The 3 items listed above may steer the decision making
process for drivers and or cards.
Sorry to all for replying to my own message.
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