On Thu, Sep 17, 2015 at 05:12:15PM +0200, O. Hartmann wrote: > Am Thu, 17 Sep 2015 15:48:09 +0200 > Matthias Apitz <g...@unixarea.de> schrieb: > > > El d??a Thursday, September 17, 2015 a las 10:41:43PM +0900, Lundberg, > > Johannes escribi??: > > > > > Same here. I would personally definitely buy new hardware from Intel if > > > FreeBSD worked on it (not vesa...) > > > ... > > > > What dow you have against vesa? I run CURRENT on some Acer C720 > > Chromebooks with Haswell chipset in Vesa mode. And you will not note it. > > I have never ever had such a fast desktop (KDE4) before. I can live fine > > with Vesa until Haswell suport is there. > > > > matthias > > At what resolution? I have some Lenovo Thinkpad E540, L540. Display > resolution: > 1980x1080 dots. CPU: Intel i5-4200M, Haswell with HD4600 iGPU. The laptops do > not work > with VESA driver - despite some claims of others, I never managed it to get > the driver > working on exactly those system types!
VESA's working fine for me, albeit slowly with YouTube videos, on my Lenovo Y50-70 at 1920x1080. I was running KDE4 before, but have since switched to i3wm for better hax efficiency. > > The alternative framebuffer device is simply horror! > > I was used to use VESA driver a while ago when FreeBSD fell back in AMD's > focus of > support with some AMD HD47XX and HD48XX frambuffers. Compared to the cheapest > nVidia GPU > board we plugged in then and the nVidia BLOB, VESA was incredibly slow, > clumsy and not > very stable. That hasn't changed for now. GPUs got faster, so VESA might not > suffer from > non 2D/3D acceleration, but I never managed it to bring VESA to live for > resolutions > like 2560x1440 or 2560x1600 and even higher. That is - for a > desktop/workstation system > - in my opinion "a must". For a notebook/laptop its 1980x1080. Everything > else is a toy > and for that one can also use crap Windooze OS. > > Having now Ubuntu and Intel driver for the laptops, there is no need for slow > workarounds like VESA. Sounds like you have a solution for now. I'm excited for Haswell support to land. I applaud dumbbell for his efforts. I'm eagerly awaiting the CFT that will come out relatively soon. If you're impatient and want it now, I suggest taking a look at that code on GitHub that was posted in an earlier email on this thread. Fork it, hax it, then submit a pull request. Have an active part. Make your voice be heard through code contributions. Thanks, -- Shawn Webb HardenedBSD GPG Key ID: 0x6A84658F52456EEE GPG Key Fingerprint: 2ABA B6BD EF6A F486 BE89 3D9E 6A84 658F 5245 6EEE
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