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OpenBSD have better Intel video support?

Discussion in 'X.Org' started by ayja, Jul 1, 2011.

  1. ayja

    ayja New Member

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    While new Intel video drivers are in development on FreeBSD, why then can OpenBSD handle my 1366x768 resolution and FreeBSD can't?
     
  2. richardpl

    richardpl New Member

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    Can you please explain what are you talking about?
     
  3. ayja

    ayja New Member

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    What I'm saying, that on FreeBSD it fails on 1024x768 resolution, while on OpenBSD it handles my native 1366x768 resolution. Problem? Hint: newest Intel video.
     
  4. thuglife

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    Yes, OpenBSD has better support for the Intel cards. The kernel supports GEM for some time now.
     
  5. ayja

    ayja New Member

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    That was suprise to me and even texlive are in ports...
     
  6. xibo

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    1366x768 works on my core i5 integrated graphics adapter, in FreeBSD 8.2-RELEASE with both X11 and CLI using the VESA setup. It's painfully slow in KDE4 but it works without problems nevertheless.

    Well, KMS support seems to be making steps, so we'll soon have drivers again :f
     
  7. Gusi

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    How did you manage to get 1366x768 with VESA? I tried with modelines (by checking Xorg.0.log) with Xorg but I did not succeed.
     
  8. xibo

    xibo New Member

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    X11 is easy. IIRC this was generated as-is by X -configure after having installed the x11-drivers/xf86-video-vesa port:
    Code:
    Section "Monitor"
            Identifier   "Monitor0"
            VendorName   "Monitor Vendor"
            ModelName    "Monitor Model"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Device"
            Identifier  "Card0"
            Driver      "vesa"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
            Identifier "Screen0"
            Device     "Card0"
            Monitor    "Monitor0"
            SubSection "Display"
                    Viewport   0 0
                    Modes     "1366x768" "1024x768"
                    Depth     24
            EndSubSection
    EndSection
    


    Getting higher resolutions in text mode can be done with vidcontrol(1) which is a bit trickier as it requires boot-time-parameters to be set. See this thread.
     
  9. chmiels

    chmiels New Member

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    Unfortunately on my Core i3 SandyBridge CPU the highest resolution reported by the vidcontrol -i mode command is "1024x768". My laptop is a Lenovo L420. It seems that you are lucky.