Re: What is evdev and autoloading?

From: Daniel Ebdrup <>
Date: Tue, 19 Feb 2019 13:49:02 +0100
> On 19 Feb 2019, at 09.15, Oleksandr Tymoshenko <> wrote:
> Michael Gmelin ( wrote:
>>>> On 18. Feb 2019, at 23:54, Mark Linimon <> wrote:
>>>> On Mon, Feb 18, 2019 at 08:50:27AM -0800, Rodney W. Grimes wrote:
>>>> I think one serious problem here is the summary dismissal of things
>>>> simply on the "5 year old" basis.
>>> IIUC the graphics changes are being forced upon FreeBSD by external
>>> projects (mainly Linux-based) that are making huge architectural changes
>>> that rely more and more on features from newer hardware.
>>> If our upstreams aren't willing to do the work to keep from violating
>>> POLA on older hardware, IMHO it's an awful lot to ask of our already
>>> thinly stretched graphics volunteers to provide it in their stead.
>>> w/rt graphics, we are at far more danger of being left further and
>>> further behind on modern hardware than we are at risk of losing users
>>> on older hardware here.
>>> Again all IMHO.
>>> disclaimer: I don't use any fancy graphics stuff, so (as the old folks
>>> say around here)
>> I’m very happy (and grateful) that 2018 was the first year in over a decade I was able to run FreeBSD on a state of the art laptop with all the features that are essential to me working - which included decent touchpad support provided through evdev+libinput.
> I want to second this. evdev + libinput was the only option out of
> several that provided smooth multitouch experience for Xorg on my 2018
> laptop I really appreciate all the efforts to make it work both on
> kernel and ports side.
> -- 
> gonzo
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If I may throw my 0,02€, getting a newer graphics stack also gives me (and others) the option to combine many machine functions into one; for example, I can use a single machine as all the usual things like: router+firewall(ipfw), fileserver which can satuate 1Gbps LAN and WAN with NFSv4 and/or SMB, and many other things (those aren’t _that_ new)
What is new is that we can now use it as a media center for efficient hardware accelerated playback of h264 and h265, as well as on-the-fly transcoding to stream to mobile devices via libva or vdpau, qsv or similar.
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