Hardware rendered Wayland client up and running

Lundberg, Johannes johannes at brilliantservice.co.jp
Sun Aug 14 02:13:03 UTC 2016

​Hi FreeBSD hackers!
​Today we reached a big milestone. For the first time, we could render
Wayland clients, backed by hardware, not shm (shared memory), on Intel Atom

Please see attached image of my setup.

UP board (Intel Cherryview)
OS running on on-board eMMC (need sdhci and mmc patches to function)
Ports: https://github.com/freebsd/freebsd-ports-graphics/tree/wayland
Base: https://github.com/FreeBSDDesktop/freebsd-base-graphics/tree/drm-next
(from today, evdev enabled kernel)

Mouse and keyboard available using libinput.
Device detection by libudev-devd.

Only one thing, we needed to disable PRIME in drm to get the Wayland
clients to properly allocate image buffers. Working on getting that fixed!

This opens up for the next big task, getting XWayland working that enable
use of unmodified X clients as well as testing Wayland enabled libraries
like Enlightenment, QT5, GTK3, etc. That however is not high priority for
me so I will probably not work on that.

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