A question about graphics subsystems under FreeBSD

Manish Jain jude.obscure at yandex.com
Sun Dec 23 18:13:26 UTC 2018


I have a port mkdesktop which simplifies the task of FreeBSD desktop 
configuration. I was looking to enhance the port in its capabilities and 
it would help me if I could know the various pkg's and kld's needed by 
the various chipsets.

As per my (incomplete) knowledge, the following are usually needed:

Chipset   | <Packages>                 | <Modules>

AMD GPU   | drm-kmod:xf86-video-amdgpu |
Radeon    | drm-kmod:xf86-video-ati    | radeonkms.ko**
NVidia    | drm-kmod:nvidia-driver     | nvidia.ko:nvidia-modeset.ko
Intel GPU | drm-kmod:xf86-video-intel  |

(** : Radeon appears to need radeon.ko and radeonkms.ko under FreeBSD 
11.x, and only radeonkms.ko in 12.0)

I doubt if the above table is entirely correct and complete.
Could someone please fill me in on the missing tidbits so that I can 
enhance my port (mkdesktop).

Thanks for any help.
Manish Jain

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