[kde-freebsd] KDE SC 4.7.2

Dwayne MacKinnon dmk at ncf.ca
Mon Oct 24 15:53:28 UTC 2011

I'm not Raphael, but I can field this one.

Newer Intel chipsets have integrated GPUs. These GPUs use Kernel 
Mode Switching, which FreeBSD does not support (yet; work is being 
done on it.) A lot of newer laptops use the Intel integrated GPUs, 
apparently KDE has made support of them a priority. 

If you don't have one of these Intel chipsets, it shouldn't have any 
effect whatsoever. Except that KDE requires a higher version of Mesa 
DRI then FreeBSD currently supports.

DRI 7.11 is in the xorg-dev repository, but that's also where work is 
being done on the xorg "intel" driver. That driver isn't even close to 
production level yet, and requires you to be on 9-Beta 3 or newer.


On October 24, 2011 11:32:15 AM Vans wrote:
> Now I know that's not your area, but do you have any info, how is 
> related to the desktop effects?
> Regards,
> Vans.
> 24.10.2011, в 18:33, Raphael Kubo da Costa 
<rakuco at freebsd.org> написал(а):
> > N V <VaNs9 at yandex.ru> writes:
> >> Hi.
> >> 
> >> Does it mean that if I want to have compositing and effects, I 
have to
> >> stay at 4.6.5 until mesa/xorg is updated?
> > 
> > Probably. This isn't really my area, but from the commit log KWin 
> > simply ignore Mesa < 7.10 (it assumes this is the minimum 
version in
> > which the drivers use KMS).
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