[talk] Updated FreeBSD Graphics For Intel GPU's

Malcolm Matalka mmatalka at gmail.com
Wed Aug 30 03:49:07 EDT 2017

Pete Wright <pete at nomadlogic.org> writes:

> 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:

Do you know if this means it'll start showing up TrueOS UNSTABLE woon?

> https://reviews.freebsd.org/rP448928
> I think this is a major milestone, and hopefully will make it easier for FreeBSD devs and users to finally ditch macbooks and start using
> FreeBSD as their daily driver!
> Cheers,
> -pete

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