[Recommendation] graphicscard (agp) for FreeBSD

Andre Albsmeier andre at albsmeier.net
Fri Dec 16 10:10:35 PST 2005

On Tue, 29-Nov-2005 at 20:26:53 +0100, Sascha Klauder wrote:
> On Tue, Nov 29, 2005 at 07:06:56PM +0100, Gordon Bergling wrote:
> > I am building a new workstation. Most hardware was just ordered, but I
> > am still need a good supported graphicscard for FreeBSD.
> > 
> > Can anyone recommend a graphicscard based on AGP, which should be
> > support TV-Out.
>  That heavily depends on what you want to do with it.  If you
> just do 2D, DVD-playback and the like, I would recommend a
> Matrox G450 or G550 card.  They feature superb image quality,
> are completely supported (TV-output worked when I last used

That's highly interesting. I have never heard of anyone who
was able to make a G450/550's TV-Out work under FreeBSD.
The Matrox HAL doesn't support TV-Out for G450 and G550.

A G400 works perfectly. On dsiplay :0.0 I use a regular CRT
and :0.1 is mapped to TV-out.

> one two years ago) and well documented, and even their OpenGL

Well, may I ask you to send me the config file you used?
Or instructions how you made it work? Did you hack the
Matrox HAL (i tried to but failed :-()? Or did you use
Linux? I know there are some hacks for Linux which require
some kernel code we haven't got in FreeBSD...



> performance is sufficient for at least xscreensaver.
>  If you need 3D/OpenGL performance, get an NVidia card.  They
> have native drivers (binary-only though), which are quite stable.
> ATI Radeon cards are nice too, but I'd bad luck with DRI drivers
> recently.
> Cheers,
> -sascha

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