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xorg, dri, and xf86-video-intel on a ThinkPad T500
With the Intel Mobile Intel GM45 Express Chipset on a ThinkPad T500, I had
been unable to get xorg (from pkgsrc) working when I enabled dri. It would
crash on startup with the display in an unusable state. The log reports the
(EE) intel(0): hw status page initialization Failed
(EE) intel(0): Fail to setup hardware status page.
followed by a fatal server error. In order to reset the display, I had to
reboot. Without dri, he driver worked with some localized display corruption.
I decided to try the latest xf86-video-intel driver from xorg git and I'm
happy to report that that version appears to work just fine -- with or without
dri. If anybody is interested in following up on this issue, I can provide
This is on NetBSD-current / amd64.
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