Tue, 20 Sep 2016 13:32:11 +0200 Jean Louis <lart...@gmail.com>
> I have recently installed OpenBSD for the first time on some hardware I
> would like to use now as an OpenBSD workstation (motherboard Asus P6T
> deluxe, processor Intel i7 920, I bought it ~10 years ago)
Hi Jean Louis,
I have found the passive (no fan, ~20W) single slot Radeon HD-5450 and
HD-6450 (PCI-E) work fine on a ~10 year-old motherboard of the similar
generations. These video cards had to be put in the other PCI-E slot,
they successfully work with a 27" 2560x1440 (dual link DVI), and a 17"
1280x1024 (VGA), simultaneously with no Xorg configuration file, lower
heat output, and low power usage capable of running fine on stock PSU.
You can buy them new inexpensive from various providers e.g. Sapphire.
> Install worked fine :)
> But I didn't manage to configure Xorg and change my display resolution
> because I am running an Nvidia 660 GTX and I read Nvidia video cards are
> not very well supported by OpenBSD (because of their own policies on driver
> I searched on the documentation but didn't found a list with recommended
> video cards for OpenBSD, except avoiding Nvidia ones. I would like to buy a
> new video card (with some preference for a passive cooling model) but I
> don't know what to choose, so your assistance / advice here would be
> greatly appreciated.
> If I can run OpenBSD 6.0 with success on a new video card, it would be my
> pleasure to buy you in the future CD distributions and to make donations to
> support your work, as I have huge respect for your awesome distribution and
> am also very worried about NSA global surveillance rise, showing no respect
> on basic privacy rights...
> Long live MIT and Berkeley's great researchers on security computing !