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Thread: Oracle Solaris At Least Has Intel KMS/DRI2

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    FreeBSD also has almost fninished/ported the KMS/GEM, more details here: http://wiki.freebsd.org/Intel_GPU

    ... and DragonflyBSD ports that from FreeBSD also.

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    GEM has been in Solaris codebase since 2009. See the ARC casefiles from 2009

    http://arc.opensolaris.org/caselog/PSARC/2009/425/

    From looking at Nvidia site Oracle are obviously still paying as the Nvidia Solaris driver is at same version number as Linux one.
    http://www.nvidia.com/object/unix.html

    Been getting alot of email lately at work about "Solaris 11 training etc." I reckon Solaris 11 will launch sometime in Q3 probably with the Sparc T4 box.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dubhthach View Post
    Been getting alot of email lately at work about "Solaris 11 training etc." I reckon Solaris 11 will launch sometime in Q3 probably with the Sparc T4 box.
    Solaris 11 launch date is (20)11/11/11 ... probably at 11:11.11

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnc View Post
    It's like buying a BMW and then complaining that the manufacturer requires you to run it on gasoline for best performance.
    That must be the dumbest analogy I've heard in a long time.

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    Default Just because you don't know doesn't mean it's a secret

    While you can't see the kernel developments as they happen any more, most of the packaging/patching of externally-created open source bundled into Solaris is still being done in the open on OpenSolaris.org. For instance, if you had wanted to keep up on what we're doing with X11 & Mesa sources, you could check the changelogs (though sadly the bug links for more info don't work), browse the source, watch the commit notification list, or participate in the discussion list. From any of those you could see we're shipping xf86-video-intel versions that require KMS support and fairly recent versions of libdrm & libkms.

    The OpenIndiana distro folks, who use these still open-source bits from us, along with the illumos fork of the OpenSolaris kernel have certainly been aware for many months that the Xorg driver for intel graphics in our X11 stack requires KMS support in the kernel that they don't have yet, but have thought about as a possible project.
    Last edited by alanc; 08-28-2011 at 01:22 PM. Reason: self-grammar-nazied

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    Default No full Sandy Bridge support today...

    No Sandy Bridge/Ivy Bridge support on Oracle Solaris 11 - it is kaput'a for now.

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