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

Brandon J. Wandersee brandon.wandersee at
Thu Jul 2 23:58:02 UTC 2015

Bret Busby writes:

> Hello.
> 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 
> RAM.
> 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 
> system.
> 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.

The Haswell integrated GPU isn't supported yet (the driver's being
worked on in the -CURRENT branch), but the Nvidia GPU should work

GNOME 2 no longer exists. MATE is available for installation, if that's
what you mean.

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