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Old 11th November 2017
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Default NetBSD install on Intel skylake PC?

When do you think NetBSD may have (stable version) support for Intel Skylake APUs (CPU with GPU) for their GPUs? Those allow a few monitors at once, though in one framebuffer. So, I use two with system-/logic-/main-/mother-board's display ports, but unlike Slackware GNU/Linux, NetBSD only turns on what I consider my secondary (DVI, not VGA) monitor (unless only VGA is connected) when it really should use both (I suspect KDE does, but I prefer primary monitor for command-line, which I use much on pure, non-GUI, terminals, ttys.) I started with classic *BSD 20 years ago, and NetBSD almost that long ago, and have wanted to switch back for desktop for 10+ years, just realized my reason for switching back to Slackware, a few years before that, was support for other hardware I don't use since 10+ years ago... yet now I also need proper i6700k APU's GPU support before switching back (or dual-boot)... and hopefully (as with Slackware) not requiring UEFI rather than BIOS mode (don't want EFI partition for something I don't use.)
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