Kernel Mode-Setting (KMS) on Neo FreeRunner + Debian

Thomas White taw at
Tue Aug 25 11:38:15 CEST 2009

On Wed, 19 Aug 2009 19:37:21 +0200
Michal Brzozowski <rusolis at> wrote:

> Sure, I'd like to test it. Any instructions on how to install it?

Yep, there are build instructions here:

Sorry for the slow response.  I've just updated the instructions to use
more recent versions of and to be based on SHR (though your
choice of distro shouldn't matter), and I wanted to check that things
were OK.

A very recent version of is needed to use mixed mode pixmap
handling, which speeds things up a lot.  However, the dependencies are
quite nasty so I'd welcome any feedback on whether the instructions
work or not.  You can build with a slightly older version (1.6.0
works), but it'll be a bit slower [1].

The binaries linked from that page are out of date - I'll update them
shortly if anyone's interested in this "lazy option".


[1] Actually, I think I just broke compilation with older version of
Xextproto (7.0.5 and older).  Some sort of version test and conditional code
is needed to deal with a change in name of dpms.h to dpmsconst.h.

Thomas White <taw at>

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