On Wed, 5 Nov 2014 12:55:51 -0700 (MST) Warren Block <wbl...@wonkity.com> wrote
> On Wed, 5 Nov 2014, Chris H wrote: > > > On Wed, 5 Nov 2014 08:15:04 -0700 (MST) Warren Block <wbl...@wonkity.com> > > wrote > > >> On Wed, 5 Nov 2014, Chris H wrote: > >>> On Wed, 5 Nov 2014 10:19:51 +0100 Gary Jennejohn <gljennj...@gmail.com> > >>> wrote >> > >>>> No, video mode won't work with the nVidia blob. That requires > >>>> a KMS (in-kernel) driver. > >>> > >>> Thank you for the reply, Gary. > >>> > >>> Ahh. I see. So unless I have ATI hardware, I'm pretty much out of luck? > >> > >> Or Intel, or anything with KMS drivers. > > > > Thanks. Everything I manage, is using nVidia. Looks like > > the kms VESA might work. But I'm not sure if there would > > be any appreciable gain going that route (assuming it's even > > possible). > > It's worth asking Nvidia directly. I would not be optimistic about > that, but it's easy to try, and they might surprise everyone. > > Another option might be nouveau. Don't know the current status of > whether that works on FreeBSD, though. LOL funny you should bring that up, just now. Prior to a fresh install on bare metal. I always boot to a gpartd CD. I use it to easily see, and quickly blank the disk(s). I only choose it, because it's quick-n-easy. It is also the perfect tool to wipe that evil grub off the MBR. Which has given me no end of grief after evaluating some Linux distro. Anyhow, point being; the desktop is powered by nouveau. I've never had an issue with it, and it always seems to pick the "right" resolution/frequency. So, because of that. I was already thinking of investigating that route. As to talking to nVidia. My past experiences in that regard were, shall I say; less than ideal. They're always friendly. But getting anything that might "uncover" any coveted driver info, always fell short of helpful. :) Thanks for the reply, and helpful information, Warren. --Chris _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-current To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-current-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"