A few questions about graphics chipsets
bourne.identity at hotmail.com
Mon Aug 7 10:40:18 UTC 2017
I am writing a system configuration script for FreeBSD, for which I need
to know a few things about the major graphics chipsets and their drivers.
1) AMD - My own box is Radeon (R5 230), driven by radeon (+radeonkms).
I now see that there is a separate driver amdgpu. Is this inter-operable
with radeon. That is to say, can a user choose either one to drive X
under FreeBSD ?
2) Intel -
a) Intel chipsets are always onboard and no dedicated cards. Is that right ?
b) Do [any] Intel chipsets need any kernel modules to be loaded for full
functionality ? (Just as radeon, which needs radeonkms, and nvidia which
3) NVidia - Do nvidia cards always need system sources to be available
for installation via pkg/ports ? That I think was the behaviour earlier,
but I am not sure whether there has been a recent change in the status.
Thanks for any information
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