Situation with Intel graphics Haswell, Broadwell

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Beastie Himself
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I've been running 11-stable on my Haswell notebook system since May or so (before it was 11-stable). Works very well. 1920x1080 on that system.
 

FSG

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Really?? Could it be my PC-BSD setup that get on the way? I ran the display config tool a couple of weeks ago and nothing was working but VESA.
I suppose there's some config files I could modify manually... any pointers?
 

Atsuri

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Hello guys!
As far as I can tell, the support for Haswell is nearly done! That's great news!
Is it reasonable to expect a new driver in (one of) the next update?
Not that I don't like 1024*768 VESA (it reminds me of the good old days on Atari ST. I had 320*200 on the telly), but I could use some higher res.

The i915kms module is already part of the 11.0-* kernels, ready for release in September, I think. I'm using it on my Haswell Asus S301LA Vivobook as we speak :). Despite minor glitches when the driver is being loaded, everything works fine. I'm using a resolution of 1366x768, switching ttys works, killing and calling X11 fully operative, etc. I think you're good to go, unless you have a Skylake.

EDIT: Got ninaj'd, heh.

I think the current PC-BSD release is based on FreeBSD 10.3-RELEASE, so no Haswell support there yet, I'm afraid.
 

FSG

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After (backing up my files and) reinstalling, I run on 1920*1080 now tough the system seems to think it is on VESA.
Looks more like a PC-BSD specific glitch, anyway I'm happy enough to not try and tinker further :)

And while I'm at it, don't forget to promote the FreeBSD Foundation, you happy users, funding is lagging behind target.
I posted an update on LinkedIn, feel free to "like" it to spread the word! Here it is : www.linkedin.com/hp/update/6171372440652906496
Sorry for the digression.
 

scottro

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Still not working out of box for me with BETA2 on a Yoga2. (Works with vesa). <Homer Simpson voice> Stupid Yoga2. I believe it's HD4400 (don't have the machine with me as I type.)

The wireless on it (an Intel 7260), does work on 11.0--I think it did from the time it was CURRENT.
 

FSG

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Still not working out of box (Works with vesa).... HD4400

To be precise it wasn't working out of the box for me neither, but going through the installer I eventually got to the display setup screen, where you get to choose the driver and resolution.
I tried everything without success (Intel, Intel3D,..) until VESA 1920*1080. It just worked.
[Prior to reinstall I was limited to 1024*768 VESA]
Hope it can help someone else!
 

scottro

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Ah, I see. Yeah, Vesa works for me, just, with that card on that machine, it's painfully slow. But thank you for the additional information.
 

ScopeDog

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I have just installed FreeBSD 11 to my Haswell machine.
X seemed to be working first with 1920x1200 but blacks out my screen when I play a video at YouTube.
Anyway, does anyone know if special kernel modules or something are needed on boot with FreeBSD 11?
There is little information on it. Actually I want xorg.conf also.
 

ScopeDog

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I have just installed FreeBSD 11 to my Haswell machine.
X seemed to be working first with 1920x1200 but blacks out my screen when I play a video at YouTube.
Anyway, does anyone know if special kernel modules or something are needed on boot with FreeBSD 11?
There is little information on it. Actually I want xorg.conf also.

I have noticed that the kernel modules like i915kms.ko, drm2.ko seem to be automatically loaded.
Anyway, playing a YouTube video with Firefox and SeaMonkey blacks out my screen and Chrome looks OK.
But Chrome sometimes stalls while loading a page, makes too many processes and eats much memory.
Well, I will check Xorg with a debug option some day.
 
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