2009/11/20 Gary Kline <kl...@thought.org>: > On Fri, Nov 20, 2009 at 02:56:03PM +0000, Chris Rees wrote: >> 2009/11/20 Anton Shterenlikht <me...@bristol.ac.uk>: >> > Anybody knows of working GPUs under FBSD on any arch? >> > Any advice? >> > >> >> Your question could have been phrased better.... but that's the teacher in >> me! >> >> Nvidia GPUs work on IA-32 machines, but AFAIK there's still no amd64 driver. >> >> Food for thought: http://forums.freebsd.org/showthread.php?t=398 >> >> My advice: Get an Nvidia card, and install FreeBSD/i386. >> >> Chris >> > > hi chris, > > i'm taking this offlist so i don't show my totsl ignorance about > running X11 and my new intel duo with i386 and 7.2. > > do i need a nvidia card to run X? the graphics show the dell > circle just before the boot sequence but that may be built into the > bios. > > (another reason for keeping this offlist is that my network pal says > to NOT run X on my server ... simply for the sake of simplicity. i > will not use the computer for anything except CTWM for root, which > will make doing sysadmin tasks vastly easier. nutshell: if i do need > a video card for my dell inspiron 530, what kind? > > tia, > > gary >
Nah, X will run on more or less anything; it's not particularly heavy. If you just want to do the odd thing, you might be better off with /u/p/net/vnc and display it on another machine. Chris -- A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text. Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing? A: Top-posting. Q: What is the most annoying thing in a mailing list? _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"