[kde-freebsd] KDE SC 4.7.2

Raphael Kubo da Costa rakuco at FreeBSD.org
Mon Oct 24 15:57:52 UTC 2011

Dwayne MacKinnon <dmk at ncf.ca> writes:

> 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.

BTW, I don't know how NVidia and ATI cards are going to behave now
either -- if KMS is an Intel thing, should these cards already work with
desktop effects?

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