Hello - i5 processors and,Nvidia GPUs

Ultima ultima1252 at gmail.com
Sat Nov 12 17:50:15 UTC 2016

The newer version of nvidia requires a new module, nvidia-modeset. If this
isn't loaded while starting X, expect issues with nvidia cards.

On Sat, Nov 12, 2016 at 8:15 AM, Manish Jain <bourne.identity at hotmail.com>

> On 11/12/16 17:30, freebsd-questions-request at freebsd.org wrote:
> > I have read in the handbook that FreeBSD 11 supports all i5 processors
> and
> > Nvidia GPUs. That much I know. I am contacting you just to make sure
> that I
> > am not dishing $$$??? for something that will not work. I am a newbie not
> > just to FreeBSD but to all things IT.
> Hi,
> Your question is a bit too generic for anyone to offer any realistic
> help. Generally, freebsd-questions is the most helpful forum on the web,
> now, in the past and in the future - as long as you ask specific questions.
> a) Yes, i5 processors are supported out-of-the-box and most Nvidia
> graphics cards are supported by the nvidia kernel module. But you
> probably will find things easier with a Radeon R5 230 graphics card -
> that works nicely, is easier to set up and produces better font rendering.
> For nvidia, remember to install system sources (the src tarball) when
> installing FreeBSD. Then log in as root and use the following commands :
>         a) cd /root
>         b) pkg install xorg
>         c) pkg install nvidia-driver # (Omit this step for Radeon)
>         d) kldload nvidia # (or 'kldload radeon' if your card is Radeon)
>         e) Xorg -configure
>         f) mv xorg.conf.new /etc/X11/xorg.conf
> Now test things with the command 'startx'. If you get bad results, post
> to this forum with a detailed problem report and output.
> If you get good results (a couple of windows with xterm running nicely),
> go ahead down the road further (assuming you want the K desktop
> environment; for GNOME, use gnome3 instead of kde and gnome_enable in
> place of kdm4_enable) :
>         g) pkg install kde # (this will take a couple of hours)
>         h) echo 'kldload nvidia' >> /etc/rc.local
>         i) echo 'kdm4_enable="YES"' >> /etc/rc.conf
>         j) reboot
> With everything working nicely, you now have a shining new desktop under
> FreeBSD.
> b)
> > PS > May I make a suggestion? why does not the FreeBSD project sell
> > computers that are fully compatible with FreeBSD. The proceeds would go
> > straight to the project to fund + r&d. Just an idea. I would certainly
> buy
> > a computer from you guys. The confusion surrounding compatibilities etc
> is
> > mind boggling. It does not have to be this way. It could be so much
> > simpler, I think. Well, i am not an expert so maybe I am talking
> nonsense.
> Ah, FreeBSD is essentially a server. It works nicely as a desktop, but
> this needs some time and user skills. For making available a new and
> retailed computer that works out-of-the-box, I have set up a website
> last month. You can have a look at my website. If you like my website, I
> shall be delighted to honour you as my first customer. I offer free 24x7
> support.
> Regards
> Manish Jain
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