DragonFlyBSD Has Full-Acceleration Now Working For Intel Broadwell Graphics
Written by Michael Larabel in BSD on 30 July 2015 at 12:05 PM EDT. 8 Comments
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Francois Tigeot's latest effort on porting the Intel i915 DRM code from the Linux kernel to DragonFlyBSD has paid off in the form of full acceleration for Broadwell "Gen8" HD/Iris Graphics.

Tigeot issued a call for testing a few days back of an update to the i915 DRM code that would position the DragonFlyBSD's code at the stage of the Linux 3.16 kernel. This updated code should fix some issues that previously caused X.Org Server crashes, correct outstanding bugs, improve performance for all GPU generations, and provide much improved support for Broadwell graphics. He noted that the Broadwell GPUs on DragonFlyBSD should now be fully accelerated with this new code.


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This new code is known to work fine on recent generations of Intel hardware but there is a known issue affecting older Core 2 era Intel graphics with the current code. More details on this updated DragonFlyBSD i915 code via this mailing list post.
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