dell latitude 13

Kevin Oberman kob6558 at
Sat Jul 2 08:08:03 UTC 2011

While NVIDIA provides a FreeBSD driver for their stand-alone video, Optimus
is not supported and NVIDIA has stated that they have no plans to support it
for Linux or BSD.

If you Google "FreeBSD NVIDIA optimus", you will find that not only is it
useless other than for Windows, but that it interferes with the main
graphics system, usually Intel 3000 which is actually a part of the Sandy
Bridge CPU.

Since the Intel chip is also still unsupported by FreeBSD, you will be
limited to VEDA support which is very limited.

R. Kevin Oberman, Network Engineer
kob6558 at
On Jul 1, 2011 8:04 PM, "Zoran Kolic" <zkolic at> wrote:
> Dear folks!
> I see threads on the laptop subject, some forums also,
> but no clue for cheap lapper with freebsd compatibility.
> There is a chance to get mentioned box for about 450
> euros, without OS and with specs like this:
> Intel Core#2 Duo SU7300 1.3GHz, 3MB L2 cache, FSB 800MHz
> Intel GS45 Express + Intel ICH9M-Enhanced (chipset)
> Intel GMA 4500 MHD (graphics)
> 13.3" 1366x768 HD WLED Anti-Glare (screen)
> Intel Link 5100 IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi (wifi)
> ExpressCard
> 6-cell Li-lon battery
> FreeDos (OS)
> I'm aware of something called "optimus" to optimize graphics
> and inability to know prior getting laptop home. Someone
> already has this laptop? To me it looks like it should work
> out of the box.
> I tend to like box to be cold and silent. If you have idea
> or better laptop in the price range, I'd be eager to know.
> Best regards all
> Zoran
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