FreeBSD 9.0 for my new Pc

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FreeBSD 9.0 for my new Pc

Postby netpumber » 18 Apr 2012, 12:04

Hello out there.

I'm thinking to buy a new PC with these parts:
  • CPU:
    AMD A8-3870K - 3 GHz - Cache L2 4 MÎ’
  • MOTHERBOARD:
    GIGABYTE GA-A75M-UD2H or Asrock A75 PRO4 FM1 A75 ATX
  • RAM:
    Patriot 8GB 1600MHz AMD Memory PERFORMANCE EDITION DUAL CHANNEL KIT
I want to install on it FreeBSD 9.0. Is there any known problem with this AMD CPU and FreeBSD?

Thanks in advance.
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Postby SirDice » 18 Apr 2012, 12:11

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Postby vans9 » 19 Apr 2012, 08:29

Would it be a desktop? If yes, are you looking towards using built-in video card?
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Postby netpumber » 19 Apr 2012, 09:02

Yes, I want it for desktop using the on-board video card.
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Postby netpumber » 19 Apr 2012, 10:01

You think that will not work with the on-board video card?
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Postby vans9 » 20 Apr 2012, 13:22

As far as I remember, this series of Radeon has from limited to no support. Try searching / asking freebsd-x11 list.
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Postby wblock@ » 20 Apr 2012, 19:05

Radeon cards up to the 4000-series are supported with the current driver. Anything newer, like the Radeon 6550 in that APU, is not currently supported.
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Postby netpumber » 21 Apr 2012, 06:38

So, it's better to change the composition of the PC or to wait to support this video card?
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Postby wblock@ » 21 Apr 2012, 13:11

It's unknown when Radeon KMS support work will be started. At present, only Intel graphics have it, and it's still experimental. So either add a Radeon 4000-series card (the 4650 has worked well for me), or an NVidia card with their binary driver.
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