Xorg support question

doug at safeport.com doug at safeport.com
Sun Jan 5 04:34:52 UTC 2014

On Sat, 4 Jan 2014, Warren Block wrote:

> On Sat, 4 Jan 2014, doug at safeport.com wrote:
>> KMS: Is this is an Intel only thing,
> No.  At present on FreeBSD, Intel and ATI/AMD.
>> implemented in the video card?
> No, it just means the video card driver is in the kernel.
>> Intel driver: I assume support has passed the ironlake card by.
> I confess that the Intel codenames usually mean nothing to me.  KMS Intel 
> drivers work on both Core2 and i3/i5 notebooks for me, and just recently KMS 
> Radeon drivers work on 4650 and 4850 desktop cards.
>> The question here is: Is there a way to take the output of pciconf and 
>> relate it to a vendor card designation? The way I read the man page for the 
>> Intel driver, ironlake should be supported, but it is not.
> Don't know, but it would be handy.
>> The last more general question is: Is there a way to avoid Intel graphics 
>> and RealteK wireless since neither seems to be on the 'to be supported' 
>> queue.
> Good news: most Intel graphics are supported, except for the newest Haswell 
> stuff (and the old, old chipset that Intel wants to forget). And more good 
> news, there is a driver for the newer Realtek 8188/8192: rsu(4).  But I still 
> prefer to just put in an Atheros card when possible.

Thanks Warren, I appreciate the info.

Douglas Denault
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