Samstag, 19 Feb 2011

[CFT] Xorg 7.5-Miwi(1) FreeBSD Edition

Oy boys and gals,

The Xorg T(m)eam is happy to announce the next round of Xorg fun! The X-Server has
been patched to the latest 1.7.X series, drivers and fonts have been updated to the
latest versions, but unfortunately we are not able to update libGL, drm and xorg-server
to a higher version because FreeBSD doesn’t support GEM/KSE (yet), but it looks good
for now, as kib@ is working on that, so we hope the future will be better for us.
This update includes some components from Xorg 7.6 with a lot of improvements, and it
seems that the performance is much better than the old version. We are calling the
update xorg 7.5.1.

We hope you will enjoy the new stuff and give us a lot of feedback. We will start an exp-run
tonight and depending on how much feedback we get, we plan to commit this update by the
first weekend of March. A note for ATI users, the driver was updated to 6.14.0, so you
may need to add some stuff to your xorg.conf in the „Section „Device““

Option „int10“ „on“
Option „BusType“ „PCIE“
Option „RenderAccel“ „on“
Option „AccelMethod“ „exa“
Option „DynamicPM“ „on“
Option „DRI“ „on“

So to get the xorg stuff you will need to:


svn co

A small merge script to merge the svn checkout into the real portstree can
be found here:

The script is a modified version of the kdemerge script. Please set the KDEDIR
variable to the path of your ports.

After merging, run one of the following command, depending on which tool you use
to manage your installed packages.

portupgrade -a \*
portmaster -a

Please report any problems and issues to x11 (at)

I would like to thank:

Beat Gaetzi
Dima Panov
Koop Mast
Eitan Adler

Without these people the Xorg update would still not be ready now.

PS: Please don’t send us mails with ‚xorg update dosen’t‘ work.
If you send us a report, please include the latest Xorg.conf
Xorg.log, uname -a output and pkg_info output. Thanks.

Happy Updating!

3 Responses to “[CFT] Xorg 7.5-Miwi(1) FreeBSD Edition”

  1. mousaka20 Says:

    Works like a charm here 🙂

  2. Joseph Mingrone Says:

    Wow! It’s been a long time since I’ve been able to run X without the vesa driver. I used the default xorg.conf from Xorg -configure, which selects the radeon driver and added the few lines you suggested for users with ati cards. It’s only been a few minutes, so I can’t say much for longer term stability, but man is it faster. Thanks all!

  3. ayja Says:

    It saying in svn log, that xf86-video-intel-kms is dead and it didn’t exist in latest revisions, why? Before that, everything worked great!

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