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  • phoronix
    started a topic Oracle Solaris At Least Has Intel KMS/DRI2

    Oracle Solaris At Least Has Intel KMS/DRI2

    Phoronix: Oracle Solaris At Least Has Intel KMS/DRI2

    In the discussion about removing old Mesa drivers, non-Linux users may be affected by dropping these drivers for vintage graphics processors. As pointed out yesterday, the Solaris and BSD graphics drivers are in a sad state. This morning a NetBSD user requested that the Matrox and Voodoo graphics drivers remain in the tree, but they'll end up being dropped regardless since they are not maintained. There's also finally a comment by an Oracle developer about Solaris graphics drivers...

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

  • indezign
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    No full Sandy Bridge support today...

    No Sandy Bridge/Ivy Bridge support on Oracle Solaris 11 - it is kaput'a for now.

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  • alanc
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    Just because you don't know doesn't mean it's a secret

    While you can't see the kernel developments as they happen any more, most of the packaging/patching of externally-created open source bundled into Solaris is still being done in the open on OpenSolaris.org. For instance, if you had wanted to keep up on what we're doing with X11 & Mesa sources, you could check the changelogs (though sadly the bug links for more info don't work), browse the source, watch the commit notification list, or participate in the discussion list. From any of those you could see we're shipping xf86-video-intel versions that require KMS support and fairly recent versions of libdrm & libkms.

    The OpenIndiana distro folks, who use these still open-source bits from us, along with the illumos fork of the OpenSolaris kernel have certainly been aware for many months that the Xorg driver for intel graphics in our X11 stack requires KMS support in the kernel that they don't have yet, but have thought about as a possible project.
    Last edited by alanc; 08-28-2011, 01:22 PM. Reason: self-grammar-nazied

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  • AnonymousCoward
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    Originally posted by johnc View Post
    It's like buying a BMW and then complaining that the manufacturer requires you to run it on gasoline for best performance.
    That must be the dumbest analogy I've heard in a long time.

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  • vermaden
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    Originally posted by Dubhthach View Post
    Been getting alot of email lately at work about "Solaris 11 training etc." I reckon Solaris 11 will launch sometime in Q3 probably with the Sparc T4 box.
    Solaris 11 launch date is (20)11/11/11 ... probably at 11:11.11

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  • Dubhthach
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    GEM has been in Solaris codebase since 2009. See the ARC casefiles from 2009

    http://arc.opensolaris.org/caselog/PSARC/2009/425/

    From looking at Nvidia site Oracle are obviously still paying as the Nvidia Solaris driver is at same version number as Linux one.
    http://www.nvidia.com/object/unix.html

    Been getting alot of email lately at work about "Solaris 11 training etc." I reckon Solaris 11 will launch sometime in Q3 probably with the Sparc T4 box.

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  • vermaden
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    FreeBSD also has almost fninished/ported the KMS/GEM, more details here: http://wiki.freebsd.org/Intel_GPU

    ... and DragonflyBSD ports that from FreeBSD also.

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  • bridgman
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    Ahh, so not talking about Solaris...

    Carry on

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  • frantaylor
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    Originally posted by bridgman View Post
    This puzzled me a bit. What are you waiting for AMD to do w.r.t. drivers on Solaris ? There are working open source drivers out there today, what they need is a Solaris-compatible implementation of the OS-specific bits in the open source kernel driver.

    Are you suggesting that for some reason only AMD can port the open source code to Solaris ?
    Not at all.

    I was responding to "If I hear one more thing about open source graphics drivers I think I'm going to throw up all over my keyboard."

    We are going to hear about open source graphics drivers more and more as Intel's implementation becomes more stable.

    And if I decide to run the Catalyst driver for whatever reason, then yes I do need to wait for them to fix the bugs.
    Last edited by frantaylor; 08-26-2011, 06:48 PM.

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  • bridgman
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    Originally posted by frantaylor View Post
    Those of us stuck with Nvidia or AMD products have to wait for the vendor to get around to our problems.
    This puzzled me a bit. What are you waiting for AMD to do w.r.t. drivers on Solaris ? There are working open source drivers out there today, what they need is a Solaris-compatible implementation of the OS-specific bits in the open source kernel driver.

    Are you suggesting that for some reason only AMD can port the open source code to Solaris ?

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