DRM/GEM how to proceed

Johannes Hofmann johannes.hofmann at gmx.de
Sat Oct 8 03:22:08 PDT 2011

Hasso Tepper <hasso.tepper at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 04.10.11 22:22, Johannes Hofmann wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I happen to have a Core i5 laptop with integrated Intel graphics.
>> Unfortunately recent versions of xf86-video-intel need kernel support
>> to work. Most notably the GEM interface needs to be implemented in the
>> kernel.
> It's not only about GEM, but KMS as well. As far as I know only FreeBSD
> folks have (somewhat) working KMS code. OpenBSD has only GEM implemented
> and is maintaining de facto a fork of the intel driver because of that.
> But modifying the intel driver can't be avoided anyway.
> I'd recommend to go to the FreeBSD route. We share the DRM code which
> should make a lot of things easier, especially in KMS land.

Thanks for your advice. I will try how far I can get.

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