GPUs on FBSD?
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Sat Nov 21 11:56:37 UTC 2009
2009/11/20 Gary Kline <kline at thought.org>:
> On Fri, Nov 20, 2009 at 02:56:03PM +0000, Chris Rees wrote:
>> 2009/11/20 Anton Shterenlikht <mexas at bristol.ac.uk>:
>> > Anybody knows of working GPUs under FBSD on any arch?
>> > Any advice?
>> Your question could have been phrased better.... but that's the teacher in me!
>> Nvidia GPUs work on IA-32 machines, but AFAIK there's still no amd64 driver.
>> Food for thought: http://forums.freebsd.org/showthread.php?t=398
>> My advice: Get an Nvidia card, and install FreeBSD/i386.
> hi chris,
> i'm taking this offlist so i don't show my totsl ignorance about
> running X11 and my new intel duo with i386 and 7.2.
> do i need a nvidia card to run X? the graphics show the dell
> circle just before the boot sequence but that may be built into the
> (another reason for keeping this offlist is that my network pal says
> to NOT run X on my server ... simply for the sake of simplicity. i
> will not use the computer for anything except CTWM for root, which
> will make doing sysadmin tasks vastly easier. nutshell: if i do need
> a video card for my dell inspiron 530, what kind?
Nah, X will run on more or less anything; it's not particularly heavy.
If you just want to do the odd thing, you might be better off with
/u/p/net/vnc and display it on another machine.
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