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Date:      Thu, 5 Oct 2006 10:55:43 -0700 (PDT)
From:      backyard <backyard1454-bsd@yahoo.com>
To:        freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Can't get direct rendering with i915
Message-ID:  <20061005175543.88889.qmail@web83101.mail.mud.yahoo.com>
In-Reply-To: <755cb9fc0610051032s4b1f2649xb39110f919af5d27@mail.gmail.com>

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--- Alexandre Vieira <nullpt@gmail.com> wrote:

> Hello folks,
> 
> I'm setting up my laptop (Acer 1644WLMi) and I
> noticed some days ago that I
> don't have direct rendering with i915+drm.
> 
> Any one knows if it is supposed to be like this?
> 

the i915 drm module is still new to Release 6 of
freebsd. I believe it is still in beta and not very
functional. I am in the same boat as yourself with the
i845 chip. I know with linux I could get a full screen
console but I still have yet yo get vidcontrol to
change the screen size for me. 

I believe the linux driver is being used as a basis
for the freebsd one, but it hasn't fully been reverse
engineered yet. Unless your doing OpenGL specific apps
like CAD or games X will still run fine. If your doing
KDE you might want to turn off all the animated and
transparency junk.


-brian 




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