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Date:      Mon, 30 Dec 2019 13:03:07 +0700
From:      Victor Sudakov <>
Subject:   Re: kernel: drmn0: This code is obsolete abandonware. Install the graphics/drm-legacy-kmod pkg
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Polytropon wrote:
> On Mon, 30 Dec 2019 11:57:40 +0700, Victor Sudakov wrote:
> > On an "HP ProBook 6560b" notebook running FreeBSD 12.1, I've installed
> > graphics/drm-kmod and loaded it via
> > kld_list=3D"/boot/modules/radeonkms.ko" in rc.conf. The X server even w=
orks OK.
> >=20
> > # pkg which "/boot/modules/radeonkms.ko"
> > /boot/modules/radeonkms.ko was installed by
> > package drm-fbsd12.0-kmod-4.16.g20191120
> >=20
> > However, the kernel complains:
> >=20
> > "kernel: drmn0: This code is obsolete abandonware.
> > Install the graphics/drm-legacy-kmod pkg"
> >=20
> > Is this some kind of bug?
> No, it's intended. You'll also see such warnings during
> the boot process and in the system message log file.

It cannot be intended with graphics/drm-kmod installed which is by
definition not "legacy" or "obsolete". Quite the opposite, it should be
the newer driver.

> > Why would graphics/drm-kmod be considered obsolete?
> No idea.=20

Is this some kind of bug?

> There now is a "legacy" package that is to be used.
> I haven't tried this yet, but it should provide the same
> functionality. Sidenote: I see the same with Intel graphics
> in an older Lenovo Thinkpad.
> >From the package description:
> 	Legacy DRM driver that used to be in FreeBSD base
> 	before the removal in FreeBSD 13.  For newer Intel
> 	and AMD hardware, please use graphics/drm-kmod
> 	which will pick an appropriate driver for your
> 	system.

That is it! As I wrote before, I use graphics/drm-kmod, but still see
complaints about "obsolete abandonware." If it is intended, then it's a
very odd intention.

> So graphics/drm-kmod will be for newer graphics hardware,

True. It's not "obsolete abandonware", it it?

Victor Sudakov,  VAS4-RIPE, VAS47-RIPN

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