FreeBSD-12.1 on laptop

Polytropon freebsd at
Thu Nov 28 21:20:41 UTC 2019

On Thu, 28 Nov 2019 13:31:59 -0500, Kurt Hackenberg wrote:
> On 2019-11-28 08:02, Polytropon wrote:
> > The drm.ko module is also loaded. You'll need to have your
> > username be a member of the "video" group to make it actually
> > work for direct rendering in X, if I remember correctly.
> > 
> > But why did you also load the nvidia kernel module? It shouldn't
> > be there if you're using an Intel GPU. This matches the unneeded
> > nvidia X11 driver...
> At one point, vm finance told us that computer has an Nvidia graphics 
> processor:
> > I actually have "Pro-level NVIDIA® Quadro® P500 graphics" on my P52S
> > Thinkpad.
> Maybe that's true. Maybe that computer has both that and an Intel 
> graphics processor that's part of the main processor.
> A web search finds that Lenovo used to sell a ThinkPad P52S, but doesn't 
> anymore. Ads for that computer confirm that it has "Pro-level NVIDIA® 
> Quadro® P500 graphics", and say the processor is an Intel i7-8550U, 
> which includes "Intel® UHD Graphics 620", which apparently is a graphics 
> processor packaged with the main processor.
> So, vm finance, it looks like that computer has two graphics processors. 
> Which one do you want to use? I guess the Nvidia graphics processor is 
> probably faster.

I seem to have missed that information - I only remember that
there was Intel graphics involved, that's why the i915kms...
But you're right, in case it's nVidia, that one probably should
be used. It also requires the drm and the nvidia kernel modules,
as well as the nvidia-driver (for X) installed, which seems to
be the case. Still it doesn't explain why that combination doesn't
seem to find any usable hardware (see my previous post where I
mentioned the kernel modules and the X log file's entries).

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