Intel C2D COREs not used equally in FreeBSD 7.0-CURRENT i386

youshi10 at youshi10 at
Wed Jun 6 00:35:20 UTC 2007

On Tue, 5 Jun 2007, Doug Barton wrote:

> Wesley Shields wrote:
>> Nvidia cards work just fine - just not with the nvidia driver.  I'm
>> using xorg 7.2 with the nv driver just fine on an AMD64 laptop.
> By any chance is anyone using the nv driver with a docking station?
> With the nvidia driver I can use the docking station's video out to
> drive my big monitor without any problem, but with the nv driver it
> doesn't seem to pump bits to the monitor at all. If I try to start X
> the monitor immediately goes into power save mode. If I turn off the
> monitor and open the laptop lid, the nv driver works with the laptop's
> screen as if the docking station weren't there, but I'd prefer to use
> my nice big scree when I'm at home.
> I'd give up the graphics acceleration to be able to run my C2D in
> amd64 mode, but my old eyes can't give up the big monitor. :-/
> Doug

>From my understanding the nv driver (no real hardware support?) can't drive nVidia cards properly, and thus can't drive large monitors.


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