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AMD Radeon HD Drivers?

Discussion in 'System Hardware' started by yro, Dec 14, 2011.

  1. yro

    yro New Member

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    Hi all.

    I'm new in this forum and I don't speak English very well, so... sorry about any wrong words here.

    I hear from some friends about FreeBSD and searched about it. All I see is people talking how good and stable FreeBSD is and I start wondering if it's worth having FreeBSD instead of Linux Distros.

    Even if it's not worth it I want to try it by myself so...

    I want to know if there is some driver for ATI/AMD Radeon HD VideoCards for FreeBSD?

    If so, I'll try vr9 to see what happens... If not, I'll stay in Linux.

    Thanks for your time here.
     
  2. SirDice

    SirDice Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    x11-drivers/xf86-video-radeonhd

    As far as I know it doesn't work too good with the latest Radeon cards though.
     
  3. adamk

    adamk New Member

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    x11-drivers/xf86-video-radeonhd is no longer maintained or supported, either. x11-drivers/xf86-video-ati supports more cards (including all the ones supported by radeonhd) but will not provide acceleration for HD5XXX and higher cards and will not even provide modesetting on HD6XXX and higher cards till kernel modesetting is available for FreeBSD.
     
  4. SirDice

    SirDice Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    I was hoping you'd chime in :e
     
  5. graemeg

    graemeg New Member

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    It's been a year and a half since this thread was started. Anybody know if there was any progress on the AMD drivers. I have a Radeon HD 7800 card.
     
  6. kpa

    kpa Well-Known Member

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