DragonFly 5.0 released!

Bret Busby bret.busby at gmail.com
Tue Oct 17 00:52:16 PDT 2017

On 17/10/2017, Predrag Punosevac <punosevac72 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 16, 2017 at 4:09 PM, Bret Busby <bret.busby at gmail.com>
> wrote:
>> On 16/10/2017, Justin Sherrill <justin at shiningsilence.com> wrote:
>>> DragonFly 5.0 is released - here's the release page:
>>> https://www.dragonflybsd.org/release50/
>> Does it support the nVidia Optimus architecture?
> Only nVidia supports its own product with binary blob drivers. Somebody
> have mentioned Nouveau driver in one of the posts. That is beating a
> dead horse. Even Red Hat removed Nouveau driver from 7.4 release. If you
> want to use nVidia gear you need to use their proprietary binary blobs
> and to stick to a list of approved OSs. I have 7 large GPU servers (4+
> Titan Xp cards per server 32 cores and 256 GB of RAM) used for Deep
> learning and image recognition.  They all run Red Hat like a champ.

:~$ lshw
WARNING: you should run this program as super-user.
    description: Computer
    width: 64 bits
    capabilities: vsyscall32
       description: Motherboard
       physical id: 0
          description: System memory
          physical id: 0
          size: 31GiB
          product: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4702MQ CPU @ 2.20GHz
          vendor: Intel Corp.
          physical id: 1
          bus info: cpu at 0
          size: 3096MHz
          capacity: 3200MHz
          width: 64 bits
          capabilities: fpu fpu_exception wp vme de pse tsc msr pae
mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr
sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe syscall nx pdpe1gb rdtscp x86-64 constant_tsc
arch_perfmon pebs bts rep_good nopl xtopology nonstop_tsc aperfmperf
eagerfpu pni pclmulqdq dtes64 monitor ds_cpl vmx est tm2 ssse3 sdbg
fma cx16 xtpr pdcm pcid sse4_1 sse4_2 movbe popcnt tsc_deadline_timer
aes xsave avx f16c rdrand lahf_lm abm epb tpr_shadow vnmi flexpriority
ept vpid fsgsbase tsc_adjust bmi1 avx2 smep bmi2 erms invpcid xsaveopt
dtherm ida arat pln pts cpufreq
          description: Host bridge
          product: Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor DRAM Controller
          vendor: Intel Corporation
          physical id: 100
          bus info: pci at 0000:00:00.0
          version: 06
          width: 32 bits
          clock: 33MHz
             description: PCI bridge
             product: Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor PCI
Express x16 Controller
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1
             bus info: pci at 0000:00:01.0
             version: 06
             width: 32 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: pci normal_decode bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=pcieport
             resources: irq:24 ioport:4000(size=4096)
memory:d2000000-d2ffffff ioport:a0000000(size=536870912)
                description: 3D controller
                product: GK107M [GeForce GT 750M]
                vendor: NVIDIA Corporation
                physical id: 0
                bus info: pci at 0000:01:00.0
                version: a1
                width: 64 bits
                clock: 33MHz
                capabilities: bus_master cap_list rom
                configuration: driver=nouveau latency=0
                resources: irq:32 memory:d2000000-d2ffffff
memory:a0000000-afffffff memory:b0000000-b1ffffff
ioport:4000(size=128) memory:b2000000-b207ffff

Note the display designation and the driver.

:~$ lsb_release -a
No LSB modules are available.
Distributor ID:	Ubuntu
Description:	Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS
Release:	16.04
Codename:	xenial


Bret Busby
West Australia


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