iwm driver and wifi (DF 4.4.3)

Andrew Slaughter andrew.slaughter at gmail.com
Tue May 10 12:05:54 PDT 2016

Thanks, Rimvydas -

Had a chance to try out the newest master, and the iwm driver works great

Unfortunately, I won't be able to test the radeon drivers for a bit - the
i915 ones work well enough (well, there's a good bit of tearing), that I
think I'm going to return the card right now. I may re-evaluate when the
next release comes around and see where things stand. I don't really need
3D anything, I just need a displayport connector and a reasonably quiet
card that supports 3440 x 1440 - this was the cheapest I found.

Anyway, thanks very much to you and Imre for your help!

- Andy

On Tue, May 10, 2016 at 4:53 AM, Rimvydas Jasinskas <rimvydasjas at gmail.com>

> On Thu, May 5, 2016 at 8:43 PM, Andrew Slaughter
> <andrew.slaughter at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi everyone -
> >
> > I've been using Dragonfly on an old lenovo laptop for a while, and
> thought I
> > might want to give it a try on my desktop system. I wasn't sure how much
> of
> > the system would be supported (it's a skylake, with an Intel 7260AC
> adapter,
> > and a Radeon R7 360 graphics card), but wanted to give a go.... DF 4.4.3
> > installs just fine, but the first issue I've run into is getting the
> intel
> > wireless adapter working.
> >
> Can't say much about iwm problems but Imre Vadasz just pushed big
> wireless update to DragonFly master branch. You might have more luck
> with it.
> As for dual gpu setup you might need to disable integrated skylake
> adapter in bios to have working radeon card, unless your bios(uefi?)
> does that already.
> I just got myself the Gigabyte R7 360 BONAIRE card and started playing
> with it. Only card ID was missing in both kernel and xorg drivers.
> Update xf86-video-ati to v7.7.0 was pushed into the DPorts so in a few
> days it should be available as binary package once builders finish
> rebuilding the tree.
> > Anyone have any thoughts or advice? Sorry if I'm missing something
> simple -
> > I'm pretty inexperienced when it comes to unix. Also, if anyone knows of
> a
> > good cheap graphics card supported by Dfly that has displayport, I'd
> > appreciate it (just in case I don't get the R7 360 working).
> >
> The bug preventing to read EDID information from the monitor when
> using Display-Port in DragonFly implementation of drm/radeonkms
> aux/i2c was fixed in commit 8a140387ae41e85be4beaf0b2a7b90ab997d1c86
> Previous to it using DP resulted in having just "generic" vga
> resolutions like 1024x768, 800x600 etc and needed
> drm.edid_firmware="edidfw_MONITOR" loader.conf tunable
> to point to extracted EDID block firmware module for correct supported
> video modes.
> Keep in mind that DP port currently has few known quirks like re
> plugging the cable keeps the connector in disconnected state.
> So far I couldn't tackle it, DP support is a bit more complicated than
> DVI/HDMI and any help on this would be very welcomed.
> With Dragonfly master branch (think about it like a rolling release)
> have tested DP on Radeon HD5770 and R7 360 cards.
> Even an old JUNIPER hd5770 is able to handle 2560x1440 Dell monitor
> at a native resolution when connected through Display-Port.
> If I don't find any serious problems, R7 360 support will be
> included in next DragonFly release.
> Lets us know how it performs.
> RJ
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