What's Exciting About FreeBSD 9.1: Intel KMS

Posted by Scott_Ruecker on Nov 18, 2012 1:30 PM EDT
Phoronix; By Michael Larabel
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While FreeBSD 9.1 is running behind schedule, one of the exciting additions to this forthcoming BSD operating system is finally debuting Intel kernel mode-setting on FreeBSD support. The most exciting feature in this release is undoubtedly the availability of Kernel Modesetting and new drivers for intel chipsets. The drivers are not perfectly up-to-date (xf86-video-intel is at 2.17 and mesa is at 7.11) but it is a significant improvement over what was previously available (2.7 and 7.6, respectively).

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