On Thu, 2012-06-07 at 14:25 -0700, Vladimir Vasilenko wrote:
> Can I use this video card with FreeBSD? If yes so, where I can driver download?
> Best regards,
> Vladimir Vasilenko <[hidden email]>
I don't know if anyone responded to your question here. I suspect that
the latest updates to xorg that have occured in freebsd will support
your video card.
There is no driver to download for this, it is provided via the xorg
installation, but you will have to update your system. You may want to
try pc-bsd http://pcbsd.org if you're looking to setup a fully
functional desktop-like PC.
On Thu, Jun 14, 2012 at 05:40:26PM -0700 I heard the voice of
Sean Bruno, and lo! it spake thus:
> I don't know if anyone responded to your question here. I suspect
> that the latest updates to xorg that have occured in freebsd will
> support your video card.
That's an Evergreen. UMS support is going to be very skimpy.
In reply to this post by Vladimir Vasilenko aka jeltoesolnce
My laptop has a Radeon HD 5470. Xorg and consoles work perfectly. There
is little or no hardware acceleration though. This means no 3D games for
sure. I remember videos being rather jerky in full screen as well but
with the most recent version of the ati driver, even full HD videos seem
to run just fine.
The only thing I miss is DPMS support. The screen will go blank but the
backlight will never turn off. My workaround is to restart Xorg with the
vesa driver and run "vbetool dpms off" from the command line whenever I
want to keep the laptop running with the screen off.