Status of Intel Broadwell GPU Support??

Bob Willcox bob at
Thu Mar 23 14:35:20 UTC 2017

On Thu, Mar 23, 2017 at 07:25:43AM -0500, Bob Willcox wrote:
> On Thu, Mar 23, 2017 at 07:38:21AM +0000, Thomas Mueller wrote:
> > >
> > 
> > > and used freebsd-base-graphics for both buildword and buildkernel. I'm not too
> > > clear on just what that means for any future updates, though. I have been
> > > hoping for the past year or more that the patches/changes included in
> > > freebsd-base-graphics would get integrated into the base. I really don't know
> > > if that's happened or planned to be done. Been kinda frustrating.
> >  
> > > Bob
> > 
> > I look further and see that you need a slightly different ports tree:
> > 
> >
> > 
> > but I think you need to put -b xserver-next at the end of the git command (and git at the beginning).
> > 
> > Then such a FreeBSD installation would have to be separate from an installation that uses regular src tree and ports tree, lest the ABI and shared libraries be out of sync.
> > 
> > 
> > Tom
> Uh Oh, I may be in trouble...I started up a 'synth upgrade-system' yesterday
> before leaving the office (it takes a number of hours to complete on the
> system and boggs it down pretty badly). It said thad it was was going to build
> 999 ports. It should have finished sometime last night. Wonder what I'll
> discover when I get into the office today? Hope it didn't mess things up...
> Note that after installing the freebsd-base-graphics kernel and world (and
> rebooting) and before rebuilding any ports I didn't notice any problems. Of
> course, I didn't try every program and it was only for about a day.
> Bob

Well, of the 999 ports that were deemed to need rebuilding, 2 were skipped and
5 failed. For now I think I'm going to leave well enough alone as my system
seems to be running ok (for at least what I need it for) and I really can't
afford to be breaking it.


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