FreeBSD-12.1 on laptop

vm finance vm.finance2 at
Thu Nov 28 12:08:32 UTC 2019

I don't see /boot/modules/i915kms.ko under /boot/modules
However there are several other present:

How do I get i915kms.ko?


On Thu, Nov 28, 2019 at 5:01 PM Per Hedeland <per at> wrote:

> On 2019-11-28 11:03, vm finance wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > Its Intel's "UHD Graphics 620". I don't see it installed/loaded under
> > "kldstat".
> >
> > Do you think steps mentioned in
> >
> >
> > would suffice to get around the issue I have?
> > If not, could u please suggest next steps.
> >
> > Pls let me know. Thanks so much!
> Sigh, after all the discussion and problem / fix reports (mostly on
> the freebsd-x11@ list, which I'm adding to Cc) about the "new DRM"
> stuff, one would think that there should be some simple-to-follow
> *FreeBSD* web page that explained it all and could be pointed to if
> not immediately found.
> There is, which IMHO is neither
> simple to find nor to follow, and which still has the broken-with-12.1
> "pkg install drm-kmod" advice. I think it is sad, since there's a lot
> of great work that has gone into this - personally I have a laptop
> that wouldn't have had *any* graphics (on FreeBSD) without it, and I
> know I'm not alone in that.
> Anyway, enough ranting - if you look at the "Intel Integrated Graphics
> (aka HD Graphics)" section on the above page, and specifically the
> "Example Configuration For Post Broadwell System", and *skip* the bad
> pkg advice, you'll find that the next step is to add
>      kld_list="/boot/modules/i915kms.ko"
> to rc.conf - and actually the "post-install package message" will have
> told you so, but yeah, who reads those things...
> The problem (not explained anywhere that I can find right now) is that
> after building and installing the drm-kmod port (or package), you have
> *two* drivers called i915kms installed. One is part of the base
> system, /boot/kernel/i915kms.ko - this is the one that doesn't work
> for you (or me), and gets loaded if you do "kldload i915kms". The
> other is from the port that you installed, and it's the above
> /boot/modules/i915kms.ko - you must ensure that this is the one that
> is loaded.
> The above line makes sure that this happens at reboot (loading via
> boot/loader.conf has been reported to *not* work in at least *some*
> cases, and there's no advantage over loading via /etc/rc.conf), but
> you can also do it manually for testing, by using the full path with
> "kldload":
>    kldload /boot/modules/i915kms.ko
> Read and follow also the subsequent steps in the example, as well as
> the "Note:" at the end of the section. If your card is actually
> supported (and frankly I'm not sure how to figure that out in any
> other way than trying it), you should be fine at that point.
> --Per Hedeland

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