Questions about current stable version of freebsd regarding drivers and desktop environment

Bret Busby bret at
Thu Jul 2 15:29:03 UTC 2015


I have an Acer V3-772G laptop computer that has an Intel Haswell 
i7-4702QM CPU and integrated Intel HD Graphics 4600 graphics controller, 
and an nvidia GEForce GT750M graphics device, and the system has 32GB of 

>From the freebsd web site, I understand that version 10.1 is the latest 
stable version of freebsd.

Please advise as to whether this has drivers available for the above 

Also, on the freebsd web site, at ;
in the freebsd handbook,
Chapter 6 The X Window System 6.8 Desktop Environments ,
is indicated in 6.8.1 GNOME, that GNOME 2 is available for the current 
stable version of freebsd; which I understand is freebsd v 10.1.

Please confirm that GNOME 2 is available for the current stable version 
of freebsd.

I am trying to get a reasonably reliable operating system running on the 
Acer V3-772G, with the GNOME 2 desktop environment.

Thank you in anticipation.

Bret Busby
West Australia

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