BSDs have struggled with their graphics drivers
for years but at least the situation is slowly improving.
After Intel KMS came to FreeBSD 9.1
, an Intel kernel mode-setting driver is materializing for OpenBSD.
A CVS commit
from today reads:
Significantly increase the wordlist for ddb hangman, and update our device independent DRM code and the Intel DRM code to be mostly in sync with Linux 3.8.3. Among other things this brings support for kernel modesetting and enables use of the rings on gen6+ Intel hardware.
Based on some earlier work from matthieu@ with some hints from FreeBSD and with lots of help from kettenis@ (including a beautiful accelerated wscons framebuffer console!)
Thanks to M:Tier and the OpenBSD Foundation for sponsoring this work.