Questions about current stable version of dragonflybsd regarding drivers and desktop environment
bret.busby at gmail.com
Fri Jul 3 14:09:00 PDT 2015
On 04/07/2015, Dmitrij D. Czarkoff <czarkoff at gmail.com> wrote:
> Justin Sherrill said:
>> The major hurdle is those two video cards; it will probably
>> require some specific xorg configuration to make sure one gets used
>> and not the other.
> It is said that FreeBSD tends to use the first video card (Intel in case
> of "Optimus" systems) and ignore the second one (NVidia), so the users
> have to edit Xorg configuration to use second video card. It is also
> said that bootloader is only capable of using the first one. So most
> likely the question of video cards in this particular case boils down to
> amount of support for Intel card.
> Dmitrij D. Czarkoff
>From what I understand, freebsd does not have drivers for the Intel
Haswell hardware, and dragonflybsd does have the drivers.
Thus, in terms of the hardware, apparently, dragonflybsd can drive it.
But, as I previously said, apparently, gnome 2 is not available for
the current stable version of dragonflybsd.
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