Hello - i5 processors and,Nvidia GPUs

zeke motta zekemotta7 at gmail.com
Sun Nov 13 10:42:01 UTC 2016


On Sat, Nov 12, 2016 at 4:50 PM, Ultima <ultima1252 at gmail.com> wrote:

> 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>
> wrote:
>> 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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