which video card for FreeBSD/amd64

Willem Jan Withagen wjw at withagen.nl
Sun Apr 24 14:02:08 PDT 2005

Mikhail Teterin wrote:
> Hello!
> I'll, probably, give up on NVidia soon. The free "nv" driver does not
> support two monitors on the same card, and the proprietory "nvidia"
> driver does not support amd64. My attempts to get the Linux/amd64 driver
> to work have so far yielded nothing but solid hangs of the system.
> Adding an older PCI (VGA) card to drive the second monitor was
> disappointing -- the picture is of noticably poorer quality than over
> DVI.
> Is there a decent AGP or PCI-X dual-DVI card out there, that offers
> decent 1600x1200 picture on FreeBSD/amd64? 3D is not a requirement...

I'm a happy camper with an ATI card with VGA and DVI output:

none3 at pci2:0:0: class=0x030000 card=0x200217ee chip=0x41501002 rev=0x00 hdr=0x00
     vendor   = 'ATI Technologies Inc.'
     device   = 'Radeon 9600 Series (V350)'
     class    = display
     subclass = VGA
none4 at pci2:0:1: class=0x038000 card=0x200317ee chip=0x41701002 rev=0x00 hdr=0x00
     vendor   = 'ATI Technologies Inc.'
     device   = 'Radeon 9600 Series - Secondary'
     class    = display

it gives met 2*1280*1024. But I'm shure you can get it to do 1600x1200 as 
well. I'm just running 1280*1024 'cause the 17" LCD are native at that resolution.
Xorg has some nice tricks to play multiple screens in a simple way.


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