Does KMS work with gen 2 Intel graphics on FreeBSD 9.1?

Sean DuBois sean at
Tue Sep 10 14:10:49 UTC 2013

The only way to have KMS support in 9.1 right now is to build with
WITH_NEW_XORG=true and WITH_KMS=true in your make.conf, do you have
these flags enabled?

Another good check (right now) is to switch to a text console VT
switching is not enabled so the screen will stay black 

You will also have i915kms.ko loaded

I am not a X11 dev, I just use the driver day to day so sorry I can't
give you a better technical answer!

On Tue, Sep 10, 2013 at 01:48:50PM +0200, Vladyslav Shtabovenko wrote:
> Hi,
> I'm running FreeBSD 9.1 on an old IBM Thinkad X30 equiped with
> Intel 830MG graphics chip (gen 2). The graphics works fine, but I'm
> wondering
> if the driver really uses KMS or just switches back to some legacy routine.
> Is there any way I can check it?
> Cheers,
> Vladyslav
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