Thanks Doug! This should be a big help as I was clueless as to where to begin.
The URL for instructions appears to cover what I need.
On Tue, Sep 20, 2016 at 07:07:15PM +0000, Doug Kirk wrote:
> Hi Bob,
> To start, you'll want to build and install the kernel from the "drm-next"
> branch at https://github.com/FreeBSDDesktop/freebsd-base-graphics .
> Instructions in the FreeBSD handbook for building/installing.
> Then, the instructions at (
> will tell you how to get the updated X server installed.
> One thing to note that's not really stated anywhere is that you need to
> load the i915kms driver in rc.conf, not from the boot loader, as it's not
> ready for boot-time loading yet (last I worked with it, last month).
> Boot-time loading results in a panic.
> The only other problem I faced was a missing/changed function in a shared
> library that `pkg` relies on. Using `pkg-static` to install packages worked
> around that.
> On Tue, Sep 20, 2016 at 11:58 AM Bob Willcox <b...@immure.com> wrote:
> > On Tue, Aug 16, 2016 at 12:12:44AM -0700, Matthew Macy wrote:
> > > As of this moment sys/dev/drm in the drm-next tree is sync with
> > https://github.com/torvalds/linux drivers/gpu/drm (albeit only for the
> > subset of drivers that FreeBSD supports - i915, radeon, and amdgpu). I
> > feel this is a bit of a milestone as it means that it is possible that in
> > the future graphics support on FreeBSD could proceed in lockstep with Linux.
> > >
> > > In addition I have IFCed both drm-next-4.6 and drm-next to HEAD as of
> > today.
> > >
> > > Once I'm done working on Kaby Lake support I intend to get radeon and
> > amdgpu to the point where they work as well as i915. Following that we'll
> > need to spend some time resolving general correctness issues.
> > >
> > > -M
> > >
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> > I just picked up a Skylake i5 NUC (NUC6i5SYH) and was looking for help on
> > what
> > I need to do to tryout the driver support for Skylake on it.
> > Currently I have FreeBSD-current (as of a couple of days ago) running on
> > it.
> > I've read through most of the emails here discussing drm-next support but
> > I'm
> > not at all clear on where to start? What do I need to do/get?
> > Any help would be greatly appreciated.
> > Thanks,
> > Bob
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