DragonFlyBSD's Intel DRM/KMS Driver Now On Par With Linux 4.3

Written by Michael Larabel in BSD on 6 May 2016 at 02:41 PM EDT. 14 Comments
While the FreeBSD's Intel kernel DRM/KMS driver is still dating back to the Linux 3.x kernel days and the state of other BSD distributions vary when it comes to their DRM/KMS support, DragonFlyBSD continues moving forward with their DRM/KMS driver porting from the Linux kernel. Their i915 DRM driver now is based off the relatively recent Linux 4.3 kernel.

DragonFlyBSD's DRM/KMS porting efforts can largely be attributed to the work of Fran├žois Tigeot. With his latest work as of today, DragonFlyBSD's latest code is now based off Linux 4.3 for their Intel kernel graphics/display driver. This makes the Intel graphics support on DragonFlyBSD now exhibit better stability, support improvements for many generations of hardware, Skylake is no longer considered experimental, HDMI supports 12-bits per-color component on supported screens, power-saving improvements, and more.

More details on the latest i915 DRM improvements to DragonFlyBSD can be found via this kernel commit.
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