Originally Posted by OgreNaut
Where might I find this mythical intel driver thou speakest of? From what I can tell, there is no maintained "intel" driver for FreeBSD anymore. The FreeBSD ports archive states that it was last released in 2007 and has now been deemed deprecated (http://www.freebsdsoftware.org/x11-d...deo-intel.html
). Of course, I could always try building from source using the code from the good folks at http://intellinuxgraphics.org
, but that seems like it should be unnecessary if the FreeBSD folks have decided to omit it from 7.0.
You are mixing things.
I'm talking about x11-drivers/xf86-video-intel and x11-drivers/xf86-video-i810 from FreeBSD ports.
The site you have mentioned is obsolete, you should visit www.freshports.org
instead. Drivers for Xorg are maintained by Xorg developers and are not OS specific (they work on FreeBSD, Linux, OpenBSD) in general sense. Of course if somewhere linuxism happens, *BSD folks will fix things in their ports.
Kernel modules which are required for direct rendering are another story.
FreeBSD have accelerated rendering for many intel chips via i915.ko LKM and code from HEAD aka CURRENT is in sync with linux development on that field.
OpenBSD recently got experimental support for direct rendering (in general), ignoring toys for older OpenBSD and 3dfx chips.
NetBSD currently AFAIK do not care for DRI.