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Intel's new graphics technology

Discussion in 'FreeBSD Development' started by then00b183, Sep 9, 2010.

  1. then00b183

    then00b183 New Member

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    Many of us as bought a new Intel based machine and faced the problem that FreeBSD doesn's support its graphics card. The problem had become stronger recently when Intel has started to push its new technology.

    The most of laptops from store are coming out with some HD card which requires at least GEM support to work.

    Vesa and another OS is not an option as alternative. Let's see what are the possibilities to get at least GEM support to kernel!

    Will anybody be interested to start working with it? Maybe we can sponsor it? Maybe the foundation will be interested to support this as a project?

    And someone at DragonFlyBSD is already working towards porting GEM and KMS to DragonFlyBSD. Does somebody know how it going?
    http://gitweb.dragonflybsd.org/~davshao/dragonfly.git
     
  2. wblock@

    wblock@ Administrator Staff Member Administrator Moderator Developer

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    It would be nice to list the problem Intel chipsets by number and code name. That would be useful for people looking at buying a system.
     
  3. oliverh

    oliverh New Member

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    Rather easy, forget anything about integrated GPUs in Intel Core i3/i5 and Atom (since Pineview).
     
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    trasz@ Member Developer

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    I think it would make a great Foundation project. If you're interested in developing it, you probably want to talk to rnoland@; he was pretty active on the DRM front.
     
  5. then00b183

    then00b183 New Member

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    That's correct and sad as well.