[talk] Updated FreeBSD Graphics For Intel GPU's

Scott Robbins scottro11 at gmail.com
Tue Aug 29 13:28:09 EDT 2017

On Tue, Aug 29, 2017 at 10:11:10AM -0700, Pete Wright wrote:
> hey everyone - so i've been helping test the work that the FreeBSD folks
> have been doing to get support for modern Intel GPU's based on the i915
> chipset (which is a majority of the laptops shipped these days).  The
> initial work was to improve the linux KBI interface in FreeBSD which allowed
> the developers to easily import the linux i915 code into FreeBSD.  The
> decision was also made to create a port of this work - much in the same way
> that the Nvidia Xorg drivers are handled.
> I've been dog-fooding this code for quite a while now and while there are
> some rough edges it looks like this work has been accepted by the ports
> team:
> https://reviews.freebsd.org/rP448928

So, in theory, I should be able to install 11.1, install drm-next-kmod port
and intel driver, and it should work?

Are there instructions anywhere?  The previous instructions for testing
drm-next were outdated, last time I looked.  I have my own
http://srobb.net/freebsdintel.html page, which goes through the steps of
installing CURRENT then using the (at that time) drm-next kernel. 


> Cheers,
> -pete
> -- 
> Pete Wright
> pete at nomadlogic.org
> @nomadlogicLA
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