[PC-BSD Testing] Intel Graphics HD2500 xorg problems

Arthur A-Koziol at neiu.edu
Wed Sep 5 09:52:52 PDT 2012

On 09/04/2012 8:39 PM, Blitzkev wrote:
> Hello,
> I was told to use this mailing list by the guys in the irc channel. 
> I'm running into some issues that are detailed in this forum post 
> http://forums.pcbsd.org/showthread.php?t=17749
> My system specs are as follows
> i5-3450 (HD 2500) 
> <http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116506>
> Samsung 830 SSD
> ASUS P8H77 
> <http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131841>
> 16GB DDR3-1600
> I'm using 9.1RC1 and the install works flawlessly, upon first reboot I 
> get the chance to confirm that I would like to use intel drivers and 
> use a 1920x1200 resolution, after hitting accept my monitor loses 
> input however and I don't seem to be able to do anything from that 
> point onward. More details, as well as xorg logs, are in the forum post.
> I'm using 9.1 because 9.0 doesn't have drivers for the onboard NIC.
> Doing kldload i915kms blanks the screen, I can then type startx 
> blindly and it pops up what might be basic xorg but it gets stuck there.
> I'm out of ideas, any advice on where I should go form here?
> Thanks,
> Kevin

The Intel drivers have always been wonky at best. Unless you're on 
NVidia hardware, I wouldn't hold my breath. Some progress has been made 
but the KMS, LibDRM and Xorg work that's gone into 9.1 and the *slight* 
update to the Intel driver has not yet caught up to where Linux-land is. 
It will be a long time still before Ivy Bridge/Sandy Bridge-era stuff is 
supported. We could all hope that things stabilize more in RC2 but I 
would surmise that BSD 10 is where you'll likely see that working well 
enough to use.

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