kld_list="drm", xf86-video-intel

Graham Perrin grahamperrin at gmail.com
Sun May 23 09:30:30 UTC 2021

On 08/05/2021 20:46, Matt K wrote:

> … Shouldn't your findings be mentioned in the handbook? By at least a 
> few words, such as: "if you have problems with 
> kld_list=radeonkms/i915kms, try kld_list=drm".

By-the-book (the FreeBSD Handbook) is, I believe:

* more for goodness that is consistent and explicable

* less for trial-and-error that leads to goodness without explanation.

> Apparently, there are some people with similar problems, so maybe 
> solving the problem preemptively by documenting it, is the way to go. 
> I don't know the protocol here, this is my first time contacting the 
> FreeBSD mailing list.

Today <https://forums.FreeBSD.org/threads/80534/post-513631> it seems 
that a problem was avoided by _not_ installing xf86-video-intel, which 
<https://www.freshports.org/x11-drivers/xf86-video-intel/> describes as 

Matt, would you describe your hardware as legacy? Is your system still 
freeze-free _with_ xf86-video-intel?

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