Old NVIDIA card, new FreeBSD = failure?

Kristofer gundoghusse at protonmail.com
Sat Jun 26 06:37:02 UTC 2021

Thanks all who replied, I seem to have completely missed the available packages, so I'll give them a try and see if I can get it working that way

-------- Original Message --------
On 25 Jun 2021, 21:28, Ronald F. Guilmette wrote:

> In message <uZ6VybGvR6ddjj1CVAd0CMNpgvfbc65oLMD5y8r7OPur5j7flNkWuLoxJAueOHkyAJoOW68fE1zpTrvk18VPxS
> U3drao03Lv0n8UM6ge3y0=@protonmail.com>, Kristofer <gundoghusse at protonmail.com> wrote:
>>I installed 13.0-RELEASE which went fine, but trying to get X to work is failing.
>>I have an old NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 which worked fine on the old version...
> I have a simimar problem, since FreeBSD these days no longer fully supports
> my admittedly ancient AMD-based video card... and as a result, I sometimes
> get kernel crashes (althought not too frequently).
> I don't think there is anything to be done about these kinds of problems
> unless you are willing & able to roll up your sleeves and fix the video
> drivers that are of interest to you yourself. The next best altetrnative,
> short of purchasing all new hardware, is to just buy & install a different
> and newer video card.
> Regards,
> rfg
> P.S. It would be Good if whoever does work on the video card support in
> FreeBSD could create and maintain a short list of "cheap" video cards
> that are actually supported now, and that should remain so for at
> least the next few years.

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