Video driver

Roland Smith rsmith at
Thu Dec 18 19:01:07 UTC 2008

On Thu, Dec 18, 2008 at 09:39:17AM +0100, Alain BATARD wrote:
> I am M. Alain BATARD and i work in a formation center.
> For my Unix course i use Freebsd (V 7), we recently change our computers for
> laptops (Compaq 6820s) these computers are equipped with integrated video :
> ATI Mobility Radeon X1350, after looking for drivers to launch Xorg, i can
> only use the very poor video in VGA mode, is there any possibilities to find
> the good driver even by using xorgconfig or manually ?

This chip is not yet fully supported by Xorg (although support is coming

You can use either the xf86-video-radeonhd or the xf86-video-ati drivers
from the ports collection.

It should work fine for 2D (radeonhd should have some 2D hardware
accelleration), but not hardware accellerated 3D yet AFAIK. Among other
things, the kernel component needed for that needs updating. It is being
worked on in 8-CURRENT.

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