DragonFlyBSD Moves Ahead With Updating Their Radeon DRM Graphics Driver

Written by Michael Larabel in BSD on 4 June 2015 at 09:40 AM EDT. 9 Comments
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Besides DragonFlyBSD's Intel graphics support moving forward with porting of i915 DRM code from newer versions of the Linux kernel over to the DragonFlyBSD kernel, there's also been new activity on the Radeon front.

Francois Tigeot recently moved the DragonFlyBSD Radeon support ahead and synced its state to Linux 3.10. That happened last week and a day later he was up to syncing it to Linux 3.11.

Other Radeon improvements for this BSD OS in recent days was Radeon temperature support, exposing tunables to /boot/loader.conf, and some DRM core code has even been synced as far as Linux 3.14.

DragonFlyBSD and other BSD distributions porting the Linux DRM drivers are still several major releases behind the upstream kernel state, but at least they're making progress for those wishing to use the open-source drivers as an alternative to the prominent BSD display driver: the NVIDIA BSD proprietary driver that's of high quality and on par with the Windows and Linux NVIDIA drivers.
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