Facing a strange problem

Manish Jain bourne.identity at hotmail.com
Wed Aug 17 23:39:50 UTC 2016

On Thu, Aug 18, 2016 at 2:30 AM, Polytropon <freebsd at edvax.de> wrote:
That depends on the graphics card. You should choose wisely which brand and model you obtain. Compatibility is as much an issue as acceptable driver support, but luckily there are several good GPUs which are known to work with FreeBSD.

Hello Poly,

A long time since I heard from you. I feel better when I see a message from you in my inbox  : - )
(this time though, I am replying from Geary, not alpine; and you may see the formatting not as per your mandate).

W.r.t. your suggestion, I am inclined to complain that you did not respond to my request for nvidia GPU counsel. Was my request not humble enough ?

I anyway learnt from Matthew Macy that amdgpu/radeon driver should be available by September end. Let's see if I can get my Radeon HD8470D working smoothly with the new radeon driver.

I suppose that the new driver should be available under x11-drivers/xf86-video-ati port. Would it be sufficient to do a 'make config deinstall fetch install clean' in that port ?

If you can, please also lend me your views on my fledgling attempt to set up a forum for hardware compatibility. I am trying to set up a mailing list and a website which lists the graphics chipsets and printers which a) work best with FreeBSD; b) are economical; c) are currently available at premier online retail sites like Amazon.

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