Subject: Re: DRI in XF86?
To: Lars Nordlund <>
From: Rasputin <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/29/2002 16:10:40
* Lars Nordlund <> [1042 10:42]:
> On Sun, Oct 27, 2002 at 03:24:44AM -0600, Peter Seebach wrote:
> > It appears that XF86 has some hooks for hardware rendering support,
> > but they're turned off by default in the NetBSD build.  Is there
> > something horribly broken about the DRI support?
> We need a DRM kernel module. I am not sure if this is layered in such a
> way that we can use it together with the pieces written for each and
> every graphics chip supported by Linux DRI. Basically, each graphics
> chip we want to support needs its own kernel module. According to the
> documents I have read so far this module is then loaded by the X server.
> Or something.. I think FreeBSD loaded this module at boot time though.

It used to, although I've had XF86 loading it on demand when X started
before now.

On FreeBSD, I hasten to add - this would be *really* useful, but I've
no idea how KLDs work, unfortunately.
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