It could, but it’s a matter of priorities, and when a lot of work has to be done I can understand Coffee Lake is not on top of the schedule. For systems that are able to take advantage of this updated DRM code you should not have to prepare an xorg. I don’t think it shocks people. One of its claims to fame is its support for many different architectures including some that are not particularly mainstream any more VAX and Sequent, for example. Look at something like cgroups: What I said was based on what I had read on forums, which loked like a commonly shared thought. BSD and Hurd have both been compelled ti grown linux API compatibility layers to cover “just enough” linuxisms in the past to get important end-user applications working to stay relevant.

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Graphics drivers and the BSDs

We even don’t have kernel modules, so they can’t be loaded. Graphics drivers and the BSDs.

Representatives from three of the BSDs came to the X. By August of this year, he had the driver working reliably novueau Haswell hardware. Until recently there was also a nouveau portbut it’s not mantained any longer and doesn’t build on FBSD I agree that many things are definitely better done in the kernel.


You’ll have to use the proprietary blob driver with FreeBSD. X gruft and de-author pkg-descr. This and the updated libdrm bump the API version to 0.

Broken, not supported upstream. The Linux graphics developers are much more productive and prolific than their counterparts in BSD land. Speaking of Linux, for me, Nvidia proprietary driver got along much better with some Linux distros than others.

Graphics – FreeBSD Wiki

There is an effort to participate more on the mailing lists, for example. Features that were required to support the i hardware were added to the DRM device-independent code. See pkg-message in xfvideo-nouveau for details.

Unlike earlier times, where portability was considered virtuous, Lennart, RedHat, and a growing community of others openly discourage portability as a waste of time.

Direct Rendering on FreeBSD

Future plans are to bring the generic DRM code up to Linux 3. If you have many competing applications on a server that you need to isolate from each other, cgroups can be useful. The latter should be easier since TTM support was added for the Radeon driver. All times are GMT That doesn’t make them Wrong or Right.

Many of my daemons are multi-process, and systemd couldn’t handle that aspect of process management even if I wanted it to. Restart your system, you should see the radeonkms.


This port expired on: It was updated just a couple months ago. And systemd isn’t just a bunch of binaries working together.

Linux KPI-Based DRM Modules Now Working On FreeBSD 11 – Phoronix

Want to add to the discussion? BSD and Hurd have both been compelled ti grown linux Nuoveau compatibility layers to cover “just enough” linuxisms in the past to get important end-user applications working to stay relevant.

If there ever was a fundamental driver feature that deserved to live in a kernel driver, it was display mode setting. And they’re ver very good drivers Thanks, I did not know there were such sort of developers behind those drivers, glad to hear that: Update several xorg related ports, including: Guess time has come to test also i with my i5 Posted Oct 23, 7: RadeonSI is faster in most games these days.

That changed inwhen the DRM tree moved into the Linux kernel tree; that move was done to rationalize DRM development, but had the side effect of cutting the BSDs adrift to some extent. In other words, brushing aside their concerns.