Chris Rees utisoft at
Sat Nov 21 11:56:37 UTC 2009

2009/11/20 Gary Kline <kline at>:
> On Fri, Nov 20, 2009 at 02:56:03PM +0000, Chris Rees wrote:
>> 2009/11/20 Anton Shterenlikht <mexas at>:
>> > 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:
>> My advice: Get an Nvidia card, and install FreeBSD/i386.
>> Chris
>        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
>        bios.
>        (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?
>        tia,
>        gary

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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