Suitable laptop for FreeBSD?
kingedgar at gmail.com
Sat Mar 6 20:14:12 UTC 2010
On Wed, Mar 3, 2010 at 18:06, Aaron Lewis <aaron.lewis1989 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Bas v.d. Wiel wrote:
>> Aaron Lewis wrote:
>>> Umm... that's incorrect. Maybe you mean ATI doesn't supply closed
>>>> drivers for FreeBSD (although they do have Linux drivers, I think).
>>>> Well , the opensource ati driver doesn't work for me , no matter linux
>>> or FreeBSD , it crashes
>>> I've read the documents , and found my ATI is on the support list , but
>>> it just don't work ;-(
>>> 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.
>>>> -Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA
>>> I bought it in china , you'll had to know R400 has lots of types , mine
>>> is 2784a18.
>>> Of course you can choose to buy an energy-save laptop , which has on
>>> independent Video Cards ,
>>> Just an build-in intel Video Card , it's better for power saving someway.
>>> It's very strange that your machine should crash so early in its boot
>> process. I don't own any ATI hardware so I'm not entirely sure on this, but
>> my impression is that booting into the console should work with just about
>> any kind of video hardware. Does Windows actually work with the ATI card?
>> I'm beginning to suspect broken hardware here..
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> Yeah , when i enable "Switchable Video Card" in BIOS , my Linux won't start
> X11 ,
> fglrx driver doesn't allow me to do so , it tell me directly to disable
> this feature ,
> and must turn to "Discrete Card" Mode.
> And if i do so , after boot menu , right after the progress bar , ( not
> the boot loader )
> i don't know how to describe this , it just hangs at prompt when i press
> I think it's because my ATI Video Card is kind of special , it has
> "Switchable Video Card" ability ,
> some new features , even ATI official linux driver can't really handle this
> , and for BSD ,
> it even don't boot.
> Best Regards,
> Aaron Lewis - PGP: 0xA476D2E9
> irc: A4r0n on freenode
> I also have a Dell D630, but I have not tested with FreeBSD yet. I think
after reading this thread I will wipe the M$ off the drive and attempt to
get FBSD working according to my needs. I will also make a section at
http://laptop.bsdgroup.de/freebsd/ with my findings.
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