When I installed FreeBSD 12 at my Thinkpad X240 few months ago, the support for Intel graphics was already in OS. I did not need to install any packages. Recently something changed and Xorg started crashing at with my standard configs in /etc/rc.conf:


I found forum thread related to this issue: Xorg crash at FreeBSD 12 with Intel Haswell

The solution is quite easy

  • First we need to install drm-kmod from package of ports.
sudo pkg install drm-kmod
  • Secondly, enable loading of his intel graphics kernel module on startup. To to this edit the file /etc/rc.conf and set:
  • and reboot the system