Poor support for graphic cards
wblock at wonkity.com
Tue Sep 15 19:28:40 UTC 2015
On Tue, 15 Sep 2015, Erik Lauritsen wrote:
> Why does FreeBSD has such poor support for graphic cards?
Because few people were available to do the work of porting X and X
> I would never consider using a Nvidia card with a closed source driver
> so I need something other than Nvidia. I have looked at the wiki for
> supported cards and the list is very small.
AMD cards up to the 6000 series work, 7000 has some support for some
cards. I'm using a 5750 right now.
Intel video up to the 3000-series processors (non-Haswell) is supported.
I have not tested Nvidia cards because they do not support open drivers.
> Is that because people are simple recommended using Nvidia cards with
> their closed binary driver so it is not considered "that important",
> or is it because of a lack of developers or something else?
Lack of developers, definitely.
> It makes it almost impossible to run FreeBSD on a desktop with video
> watching capabilities.
It seems usable here.
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