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Re: recommended video card?

  I have some machines with recent intel motherboards and am finding the
  intel xorg driver flaky.  Apparently this is a known issue and in/for
  Linux there is a vastly improved intel driver.  But, it needs something
  called "kernel mode switching" which is more or less moving the video
  ram control writes to the kernel (for security and suspend/resume
  hygiene), and therefore running it on netbsd seems hard.


    any clues about getting the new intel driver running under netbsd-5
    (amd64 in particular)

    any recommendations for a video card?  I'd want it to plug in to a
    recent motherboard, and to work well with the xorg drivers in the
    netbsd-5 base system.  I don't care about 3D etc. - this is for
    xterm/emacs plus gnome but for writing code not gaming.  I also don't
    care that much how much it costs if it will be grief-free, assuming
    it's under $300.

Thanks for all the responses.

I got

  ASUS EAH4350 SILENT/DI/512MD2(LP) Radeon HD 4350 512MB 64-bit DDR2
  PCI Express 2.0 x16 CrossFireX Support Low Profile Ready Video Card

and it works well, except sometimes when exiting X the screen is all
black instead of going back to text mode nicely.  But that's better
lossage than the intel driver lossage.

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