Seeking BSD friendly video card
dieterbsd at engineer.com
Wed Dec 12 19:33:44 UTC 2012
Seeking a video card that is completely documented and is
fully supported (with source code) by the BSDs.
A gpu-less framebuffer is fine. (No videogaming)
At least 2560x1440 (for 27" displays) (analog can be lower resolution)
2560x1600 (30" displays) would be better
4096x2560 (4K displays) would be even better
At least 24 bit color (more is better)
Work as console for firmware and OS. Must work with X11.
Bonus points for multiple heads (e.g. 2 digital + 1 analog)
Bonus points for each type of port supported (dvi, hdmi, displayport,
vga, s-video, ...)
Bonus points for video decoder that is documented and fully supported by
Minor bonus points for a small, energy efficient gpu that is documented
and fully supported by the BSDs.
Bonus points for not even needing a heatsink.
Major minus points for power hungry monsters with "jet engine" fans and
extra power cables, double-wide, ...
Binary-only is unacceptable, must have source. (Can be BSDL, GPL, ...)
Bonus points for supporting sync-on-green.
Full height is ok, doesn't need to be low profile.
Are there any other issues I should consider?
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