Re: xserver-xorg-video-intel missing
Am Donnerstag, 7. Juli 2011, 15:58:06 schrieb Robert Millan:
> 2011/7/7 Hannes <email@example.com>:
> > After some bug-reporting that what fixed, but now apparently this
> > was reverted. Was there a specific reason for this?
> It was disabled because recent versions require KMS, which kernel of
> FreeBSD doesn't support yet.
Hm, so the accepted result is: Intel-Users don't get any x? ^^
> > Also, if someone does reactivate automated builds for the intel
> > driver, can we force the version to <=2.7.1 since later versions
> > don't work at all without KMS or require newer kernel-drm which
> > is not ported yet?
> It could be done but it's not that simple, someone would have to
> maintain a package of the old version, as well as an old version of
> libdrm, then sort out conflicts with the latest libdrm, etc.
AFAICT the following other packages are involved (at least in stock
FreeBSD its those):
libdrm, libGL, libGLU, libGLw, libglut, dri, mesa-demos
These are pretty independent of the rest I think, at least I had all
sorts of different versions running with different xserver-versions on
FreeBSD. Then again, I am not sure about the packaging in Debian and
more recent versions of X.
> There has been some progress in FreeBSD upstream to implement KMS:
> Perhaps there's usable KMS support by the time kfreebsd 9.0 is
Yeah I know about that, but it's still a big "perhaps" in my eyes. Also
FreeBSD doesn't have a record of sticking to their timeframes for
Anyways thanks for your help,