Bug 222921 - [Handbook] Add a list of available xorg drivers
Summary: [Handbook] Add a list of available xorg drivers
Status: New
Alias: None
Product: Documentation
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Documentation (show other bugs)
Version: Latest
Hardware: Any Any
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Assignee: freebsd-doc mailing list
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Reported: 2017-10-11 03:48 UTC by Guangyuan Yang
Modified: 2017-12-20 09:35 UTC (History)
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Description Guangyuan Yang freebsd_committer 2017-10-11 03:48:55 UTC
In Section 5.4.5, video cards are listed, but not enough information was given regarding their drivers.

https://www.freebsd.org/doc/handbook/x-config.html

IMO we should have something similar to this in our handbook to guide users to install 
the correct drivers:

AMD/ATI xf86-video-ati catalyst-libglAUR lib32-catalyst-libglAUR AMD_Catalyst
Intel xf86-video-intel mesa lib32-mesa Intel_graphics

The full list: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/xorg#Driver_installation
Comment 1 sid 2017-12-12 17:46:01 UTC
In /etc/make.conf the driver name from x11-drivers/xorg-drivers can be added to the argument OPTIONS_SET= , such as ATI, INTEL, VESA or NV.

For instance,
/etc/make.conf

  OPTIONS_SET= ATI INTEL NV VESA
  OPTIONS_UNSET= AMDGPU


This, of course, doesn't cover adding it to documentation.
Comment 2 sid 2017-12-20 09:35:51 UTC
These are the make.conf arguments:

 x11-drivers_xorg-drivers_SET=
 x11-drivers_xorg-drivers_UNSET=

Options are: ATI JOYSTICK LIBINPUT VESA, AMDGPU and any other drivers listed in the Makefile

The make.conf examples in the other posting work too, but this one is more specific and proper.