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    Phoronix: AMD Kernel Mode-Setting Progresses For FreeBSD

    More of the Radeon kernel mode-setting (KMS) driver stack being ported to FreeBSD from Linux is beginning to function...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTM0Mzk

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    KMS on BSD is a waste of time

    Why bother with KMS on BSD?

    It'll never be used by any sane person

    The only thing that will happen is Mac OSX absorbing the code and benefiting. Nothing more.

    That's why the makers of these KMS drivers for Linux should make thier code GPL not BSD. Even when BSDed initially, linking to the Linux kernel which is GPL makes the drivers GPL. So those BSD nutcases are violating the GPL as they have always did: http://www.theinquirer.net/inquirer/...en-source-code

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    • #3
      When they talk about FreeBSD 10, I always laugh my ass off. Cause many predict FreeBSD will be no more and the code base absorbed by apple.

      http://www.trollaxor.com/2012/05/fre...e-quality.html

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      • #4
        This is great news.
        With Intel, AMD (ATI) and Nvidia covered, there's only VIA left to support with FreeBSD.

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        • #5
          I remember when KMS drivers on Linux were at about this point, and people were calling it good enough to start switching. Not all that long ago, either. I'd be surprised if it's stable before Q4, but I'd expect to see it stable before Summer 2014.

          Apple already has drivers, though I can't say anything about quality.

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          • #6
            I think Micheal just posts BSD articles mostly to sit back and laugh at the BSD troll(s) flood the thread, lol.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by phoronix View Post
              For the past few months, the open-source Linux Radeon KMS driver has been ported to Linux.
              The fact that the above 7 posts did not mention the above, is to me, almost undeniable proof that no one read the article and went straight to the forums to vent his 'opinion'.

              Take that, you trolls...

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              • #8
                Originally posted by intellivision View Post
                This is great news.
                With Intel, AMD (ATI) and Nvidia covered, there's only VIA left to support with FreeBSD.
                There's still work to be done to make it day-to-day usable, but indeed; this is going to make my life a bit easier. I can't wait for the different KMS projects to all be (good enough to be) enabled by default.

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                • #9
                  Nice........

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by ElderSnake View Post
                    I think Micheal just posts BSD articles mostly to sit back and laugh at the BSD troll(s) flood the thread, lol.
                    Lol, indeed! It's pretty damn funny actually.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Rexilion View Post
                      The fact that the above 7 posts did not mention the above, is to me, almost undeniable proof that no one read the article and went straight to the forums to vent his 'opinion'.

                      Take that, you trolls...
                      The volume of information available in the modern era compared to what we had to work with previously means it's time to adjust some expectations and understandings of norms. People skim heavily. That's the only way to get through everything. And they benefit from it more than if they spent the time to hang on every word of everything they tried to read.

                      And when you're skimming, you naturally substitute words without even being aware of it. It's possible to read the article, understand what it was about, and never notice one or two words being off.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Serge View Post
                        And when you're skimming, you naturally substitute words without even being aware of it. It's possible to read the article, understand what it was about, and never notice one or two words being off.
                        Unfortunately, those substitutions can be legitimate words for others--just plain wrong, what you want to read, or what you think it meant to say (when it really meant something entirely different). It can be especially bad if you're somewhat dyslexic and don't know it.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by ElderSnake View Post
                          I think Micheal just posts BSD articles mostly to sit back and laugh at the BSD troll(s) flood the thread, lol.
                          They're no more than 5 trolls ... but they're very noisy

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Serge View Post
                            The volume of information available in the modern era compared to what we had to work with previously means it's time to adjust some expectations and understandings of norms. People skim heavily. That's the only way to get through everything. And they benefit from it more than if they spent the time to hang on every word of everything they tried to read.
                            I disagree. People are not capable (anymore) of processing information because of the piecemeal fashion of internet news. This is a disturbing development.

                            Originally posted by Serge View Post
                            And when you're skimming, you naturally substitute words without even being aware of it. It's possible to read the article, understand what it was about, and never notice one or two words being off.
                            Yes, it was a little joke (no big deal). I hope I did not offend anyone.

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