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

Vladyslav Shtabovenko dfew.entwickler at
Tue Sep 10 17:29:11 UTC 2013

I see. Currently I'm using the stock 9.1 release kernel. It is rather
painful to compile something on that laptop (Pentium M with ~1 GHz).

I'll have access to the machine only this Friday. Then I'll check the 
thing with the text console. Thanks!

Am 10.09.2013 16:08, schrieb Sean DuBois:
> 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
> (See
> 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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