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DragonFlyBSD Finally Has Working Valley View / Bay Trail Graphics Support

The upstream Linux kernel has had its upstream Valley View DRM graphics support for a few years now for the HD Graphics found within Intel's Atom/Celeron "Bay Trail" SoCs. The DragonFlyBSD kernel as of today has finally managed to put its Linux-ported Intel DRM driver into a state that it too can support Valley View.

20 July 2015 - Intel Valley View - 1 Comment
FreeBSD 10.2 Beta 1 Released

The first beta of the upcoming FreeBSD 10.2 release is now available. Besides the generic FreeBSD 10.2-BETA1 spins for x86, x86_64, IA64, PowerPC, PowerPC 64-bit, and SPARC 64-bit, there are also ARMv6 spins for the Beaglebone, CuBox-Hummingboard, RaspberryPi B, and Wandboard.

11 July 2015 - FreeBSD 10.2 - 20 Comments
Smallwall 1.8.2 Released To Let Monowall Live On

This past February, Monowall announced the end of development as one of the most popular FreeBSD-based network/firewall focused distributions. For those still searching for a new replacement, Smallwall 1.8.2 has been released as the successor to Monowall 1.8.1.

12 June 2015 - Smallwall Firewall - Add A Comment
DragonFlyBSD Now Supports Parallelized Kernel Module Building

Matthew Dillon's latest addition to DragonFlyBSD will help those that build out the full kernel themselves: parallelized kernel module builds. This change for developers allows the the kernel build process to be multiple times faster when doing a full kernel build.

9 June 2015 - Parallel Kernel Module Builds - 1 Comment
DragonFlyBSD Now Has KMS Console Support

With work on porting the Linux Intel and Radeon DRM/KMS drivers progressing, within DragonFlyBSD Git they've made the first "hacky steps" for making their system console work with the KMS drivers.

6 June 2015 - KMS Console - Add A Comment
Broadwell Graphics, HDMI 4K & Other Features Land In DragonFlyBSD

Earlier this month we wrote about DragonFlyBSD having experimental Broadwell graphics support and now this updated DRM driver code has landed in the BSD distribution. Besides supporting the new Intel Broadwell HD/Iris Graphics, there's also a number of other new features.

10 May 2015 - DragonFlyBSD DRM Update - Add A Comment
Experimental DragonFlyBSD Code Adds Broadwell Graphics

DragonFlyBSD developers continue porting over code from the Linux kernel's i915 DRM driver for supporting newer Intel graphics features on BSD. The latest work is for matching the DragonFlyBSD's ported Intel driver up through the code found in the Linux 3.14 kernel.

4 May 2015 - DragonFlyBSD Intel DRM - 6 Comments
HAMMER2 Gets A Man Page

The HAMMER2 file-system has been slow to mature since being announced three years ago, but now at least there's a man page for HAMMER2.

28 March 2015 - HAMMER2 FS - 11 Comments
GhostBSD 10.1 Now In Alpha For A FreeBSD-Powered MATE Desktop

The first alpha release of GhostBSD 10.1 is now available, which is based on PC-BSD and FreeBSD. This BSD operating system also desires to deliver a first-rate desktop experience while setting it apart is the use of the GNOME2-forked MATE desktop environment by default.

19 March 2015 - GhostBSD 10.1 - 2 Comments

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