[talk] Updated FreeBSD Graphics For Intel GPU's

Pete Wright pete at nomadlogic.org
Wed Aug 30 12:48:17 EDT 2017

On 08/30/2017 00:49, Malcolm Matalka wrote:
> 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?

TrueOS has been incorporating the patches from drm-next for several 
months now, so if you are running UNSTABLE you should be good to go.


Pete Wright
pete at nomadlogic.org

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