[CFT] Xorg Upgrade 7.5.2

Luca Pizzamiglio l.pizzamiglio at bally-wulff.de
Tue Feb 14 09:28:42 UTC 2012

Running on:

* Intel Sandybridge (+ optimus, disabled) on FreeBSD 9.0
* NVidia GTS 450 on FreeBSD 8.2

Not unkwonw problem.
Usual problem on Intel Sandybridge (tty switch, KMS patch issues on 
FreeBSD 9 and optimus incompatibility (/dev/dri/card1)).

Tested with KDE 4.7.4 and desktop effect activated. Not all effect are 
available using openGL. AFAIK KDE 4.8 is able to use more OpenGL effects 
using the same library.

Thanks for the great job you've done!

Best regards,

On 02/06/12 02:45, Martin Wilke wrote:
> Knock knock...
> The X11 Team is pleased to announce the next round of Xorg updates.
> Note that this is experimental so you really have to know what you are
> doing, read UPDATING in the repository, and follow our exact
> instructions. We are specifically looking for feedback from Intel, ATI
> and NVIDIA users.
> Summary of changes:
> xf86-video-nouveau has been removed along with the WITHOUT_NOUVEAU
> knob. We suggest switching to the nvidia blob.
> KMS Support [1]:
> Unfortunately, the intel KMS driver will only work for the latest
> FreeBSD 9-STABLE or 10-CURRENT users. The patch for HEAD current is
> named all.13.1.patch. The higher the version the newer the patch is.
> Other needed patches are already available in the Xorg update.
> HEAD Users:
> Get the latest patchset from Kib here:
> http://people.freebsd.org/~kib/drm/
> 9-STABLE Users:
> 'meowthink' is currently maintaining the backport to 9 STABLE.
> Make sure you have the latest FreeBSD 9-STABLE source.
> Get the patch from here:
> https://docs.google.com/leaf?id=0BxbPi2OX4_B-NWY3NWU3MzEtNDBjYy00NTljLThlZGItMWFlYjIyYjI4Yjk3&hl=en_US
> Rebuild your Kernel and reboot.
> Known issuse:
> There will be a patch reject in the sys/dev/drm/i915_suspend.c file.
> The solution is to manually undo the expansion of the $FreeBSD: ....$
> tag, so it only saysis $FreeBSD$.
> Checkout Xorg Development Repo:
> You will need to install devel/subversion in order to checkout the xorg
> repo. Next, you will need to add WITH_NEW_XORG=yes in
> your /etc/make.conf if you want to try out the new Xorg and mesa.
> Intel users: note that if you are not qualified for the KMS patch, you
> shouldn't use WITH_NEW_XORG=yes because the old intel driver doesn't
> build with the new X server. If you are qualified, you should also set
> WITH_KMS=yes in /etc/make.conf.
> svn co https://trillian.chruetertee.ch/svn/ports/tags/xorg_7_5_2
> A small merge script to merge the svn checkout into the real portstree
> can be found here:
> http://people.freebsd.org/~miwi/xorg/xorgmerge
> The script is a modified version of the old kdemerge script. Please set
> the KDEDIR variable to the path of your X.org ports.
> After merging, run one of the following command, depending on which
> tool you use to manage your installed packages.
>      portupgrade -af \*
>      portmaster -a
> After installing these, you will have to rebuild all xf86-* ports. We
> will bump all related ports during the commit to the ports tree.
> Roadmap:
> Our current plan is to let the CFT running until the last weekend of
> February. We hope to get a lot feedback to solve as many problems as
> possible. So please help us to get the best xorg update ever in!
> Links:
> http://wiki.freebsd.org/Intel_GPU [1]
> http://wiki.freebsd.org/Xorg
> http://miwi.bsdcrew.de/2012/02/working-on-xorg-stuff/
> Your FreeBSD Xorg Team
> PS: Please reply to the x11@ mailing list. Cross posted due to the
> potentially disruptive nature of the change and need to get a wide
> variety of testers.

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