Nvidia optimus laptops

Kevin Oberman kob6558 at gmail.com
Thu Feb 2 04:11:54 UTC 2012

2012/2/1 Eyjólfur Kári Friðþjófsson <ekf1 at hi.is>:
> Any plans on getting the nvidia optimus gpu´s working fulltime on BSD?
> Its working on linux trough bumblebee 3.0 and virtualgl with some fake
> xserver and its blazing fast! I can run the Unigine Heaven and tropics
> benchmarks in opengl with tesselation faster then on directx11 on windows.
> Thing is i would love to be able to switch from xbuntu to FreeBsd + xfce
> but i hate having hardware thats not doing what its supposed to inside my
> computer?
> SLI is another issue, getting multiple gpu´s to work together
> Nvidia has been much better with their driver suppport then ATI but 3d
> gaming is ofc not big on unix unless OSX gains some ground
> Anyway i would love to see someone port bumblebee 3.0 ( or the fork
> ironhide) to the BSD platform and get it running with opengl 4 on BSD
> fullspeed!!!

I'd love to see this, too, but I think we'll need to wait until kib is
finished with KMS and it's in9-stable (or, at very least in head
before we can even think about Optimus support. Would be cool, though
R. Kevin Oberman, Network Engineer
E-mail: kob6558 at gmail.com

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