[kde-freebsd] KDE SC 4.7.2

Rusty Nejdl rnejdl at ringofsaturn.com
Mon Oct 24 16:08:13 UTC 2011

On 2011-10-24 10:57, Raphael Kubo da Costa wrote:
> 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?

I'm not seeing any issues with OpenGL desktop effects and my Nvidia 

Rusty Nejdl

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