Bas v.d. Wiel wrote:
Aaron Lewis wrote:

Umm... that's incorrect. Maybe you mean ATI doesn't supply closed drivers for FreeBSD (although they do have Linux drivers, I think).

Well , the opensource ati driver doesn't work for me , no matter linux or FreeBSD , it crashes I've read the documents , and found my ATI is on the support list , but it just don't work ;-(

Are you saying the R400 has both integrated and discrete video cards? Lenovo's web site doesn't seem very oriented to telling potential customers details about their newer computers.

-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA
I bought it in china , you'll had to know R400 has lots of types , mine is 2784a18. Of course you can choose to buy an energy-save laptop , which has on independent Video Cards , Just an build-in intel Video Card , it's better for power saving someway.

It's very strange that your machine should crash so early in its boot process. I don't own any ATI hardware so I'm not entirely sure on this, but my impression is that booting into the console should work with just about any kind of video hardware. Does Windows actually work with the ATI card? I'm beginning to suspect broken hardware here..


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Yeah , when i enable "Switchable Video Card" in BIOS , my Linux won't start X11 , fglrx driver doesn't allow me to do so , it tell me directly to disable this feature ,
and must turn to "Discrete Card" Mode.

And if i do so , after boot menu , right after the progress bar , ( not the boot loader ) i don't know how to describe this , it just hangs at prompt when i press enter.

I think it's because my ATI Video Card is kind of special , it has "Switchable Video Card" ability , some new features , even ATI official linux driver can't really handle this , and for BSD ,
it even don't boot.

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