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Date:      Fri, 7 May 2021 21:45:45 -0400 (EDT)
From:      Chris Hill <>
To:        Graham Perrin <>
Subject:   Re: i915kms kernel module causing freezes on FreeBSD 13.0-RELEASE
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On Sat, 8 May 2021, Graham Perrin wrote:

> On 07/05/2021 19:09, Matt K wrote:
>> - These are the possibilities to have a stable usable system with X:
>> 1. not mentioning i915kms in rc.conf is a must. Then I can load X with XDM
>> and it automatically pulls i915kms by specifying "Driver" "intel" in
>> xorg.conf.
>> 2. not mentioning i915kms in rc.conf is a must. Then I have to "kldload
>> i915kms" and then I can "startx" and it works. In this case It does not
>> matter if I have "modesetting" or "intel" in xorg.conf, both work.
> Try a third approach:
> kld_list="drm"

I had a similar problem with X appearing to hang. In my case, I had to 
specify the full path:

$ grep kms /etc/rc.conf
kld_list="/boot/modules/i915kms.ko" order to load the i915kms from the port graphics/drm-fbsd12.0-kmod 
rather than the one from the kernel. Yes, I had to build the port, not 
just install the pkg.

Caveat: Matt just upgraded to 13.0; I'm still on 12.2-RELEASE-p4 on 
account of sloth. I'm guessing Matt probably needs 

Chris Hill     

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