Status of Intel Broadwell GPU Support??

Bob Willcox bob at
Thu Mar 23 16:21:32 UTC 2017

On Thu, Mar 23, 2017 at 08:00:49AM -0700, Pete Wright wrote:
> On 03/23/17 00:38, 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.
> Hrm, I think the wiki is out of date, or unclear, in regards to the 
> separate ports tree.  As of the latest Xorg updates which brought us up 
> to v1.18 this is not necessarily needed. i am running drm-next 
> kernel+world and installing all packages off of the pkg 
> repository with success.  this ports tree should still work, but is no 
> longer a hard requirement - i'll block out some time to update the wiki 
> today.
> -pete

That is really good news to me then. I would really like to not have to mess
with this system anymore for awhile.  :)


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