[HEADS UP] xorg version switch in CURRENT

Steve Kargl sgk at troutmask.apl.washington.edu
Tue Dec 17 20:54:33 UTC 2013

On Tue, Dec 17, 2013 at 12:15:33PM -0800, Adrian Chadd wrote:
> On Dec 17, 2013 2:08 PM, "Steve Kargl" <sgk at troutmask.apl.washington.edu>
> wrote:
> > On Mon, Dec 16, 2013 at 12:20:53PM +0100, Niclas Zeising wrote:
> > >
> > > To get VT switching when using KMS drivers (ATI, Intel) please use
> > > newcons: https://wiki.freebsd.org/Newcons or if that is not possible,
> > > force the use of the vesa driver for xorg.
> >
> > It appears that newcons is unusable with a static kernel.
> > Adding 'device drm2' and 'device i915kms' to my kernel
> > config results in a quick death to 'make buldkernel'.
> I'm rapidly wondering if building this way should become unsupported. Too
> muxh unknown stuff is needed at startup and wed have to load all firmware
> bits to make it remotely work.

Well, in that case, it should be formally deprecated, which
means it is here for at least the FreeBSD-11 release cycle.
I suppose you can try to fast-track the deprecation by having
Release Engineering slip a note into the Release Notes of


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