xorg +XGI Volari XP5

Thomas E. Spanjaard tgen at netphreax.net
Tue Apr 26 06:17:32 PDT 2005

Yaroslav Tarasenko wrote:
 Maybe not right place for this question, but i'll ask it either.
I'm going to buy notebook and i've found an interesting one based on
Transmeta CPU. But i'm yet in doubt because of videochip. It is XGI
Volari XP5. Did anybody  used such hardware on bsd? I know that there's
a linux driver for that chip, what chances to get this driver working on
Pretty slim. Besides, TransMeta has announced that they're going to stop 
developing CPU's, so it's a Crusoe, which is a bad performer (and on par 
with the Pentium-M where power usage is concerned). XGI's Volari series 
aren't the best of graphics cards either, with only the V8 Pro 
performing adequately when its price is concerned. I strongly advise you 
to go the Intel Pentium-M path, perhaps with the whole Centrino 
marketing stuff. Both the internal 855GM chipsets graphics adapter and 
the popular ATi and nVidia adapters work perfectly under Xorg.

		-- Thomas E. Spanjaard
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