Hello,
I'm curious if anybody here does have experience with AMD FirePro 2270
(passively cooled/multi-monitor card) on recent OpenBSD.
Thanks!
Karel

On Wed, Sep 21, 2016 at 9:35 AM,  <li...@wrant.com> wrote:
> Tue, 20 Sep 2016 13:32:11 +0200 Jean Louis <lart...@gmail.com>
>> Hello,
>>
>> 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.
>
> Kind regards,
> Anton
>
>> 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
>> publication).
>>
>> 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 !
>>
>> Regards

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