Skip site navigation (1)Skip section navigation (2)
Date:      Thu, 5 Oct 2006 10:55:43 -0700 (PDT)
From:      backyard <>
Subject:   Re: Can't get direct rendering with i915
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <>

Next in thread | Previous in thread | Raw E-Mail | Index | Archive | Help

--- Alexandre Vieira <> 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.


Want to link to this message? Use this URL: <>