Status of Intel Broadwell GPU Support??

Thomas Mueller mueller6722 at
Thu Mar 23 22:45:05 UTC 2017

> > 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 Hrm, I think the wiki is out of date, or unclear, in regards to the separate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
> Pete Wright

I believe, freebsd-ports-graphics would be mostly the same as regular ports tree except for category x11?

I see (NetBSD) pkgsrc is already up to v1.19.3 for modular-xorg-server, but don't think pkgsrc would successfully mix with freebsd-base-graphics.

I don't want to keep two ports trees if there is no advantage in so doing.


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