Suitable laptop for FreeBSD?

William Bulley web at
Wed Mar 3 15:37:13 UTC 2010

According to Warren Block <wblock at> on Wed, 03/03/10 at 10:30:
> Umm... that's incorrect.  Maybe you mean ATI doesn't supply closed 
> drivers for FreeBSD (although they do have Linux drivers, I think).
> xorg's open xf86-video-ati driver supports ATI video cards, including 
> the Radeon Mobility cards in two notebooks I've tested.
> >Well , i'm on ThinkPad R400 , ATI Mobile HD 3400 and an integrated Video 
> >Card FBSD doesn't boot when i switched to ATI Video card.
> Are you saying the R400 has both integrated and discrete video cards? 
> Lenovo's web site doesn't seem very oriented to telling potential 
> customers details about their newer computers.

I think yes.  At least in my case.  I have a T500 and it came with
both integrated Intel video plus an additional ATI mini-card.  I don't
recall if there was an Nvidia video choice.



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