Daniel Fojt has fixed something that has bothered me for years: you no longer need to manually create wlan interfaces; devd does it for you.
If you happen to have an APU2, here’s some tips on the boot process.
The serial port in DragonFly is now set by default to 115200, not 9600 as anyone over 40 probably has memorized (along with the numbers 640, 1024, and 4.3M).
If you have UEFI hardware, there’s been an update in DragonFly of the TianoCore EDK II headers. If you are like me, you will find the tianocore.org site helps to understand what this is for.
Another network fix: if you have an iwm(4) wireless Intel device, here’s how you get it to stop saying “no carrier”.
If you’ve got an urtwn(4) device (RealTek USB wireless), and you are getting errors on altq_maxlen, take a look at this solution.
If you want to work on Bluetooth on DragonFly, there’s more people adding to the bounty.
sysmouse, the one mouse driver for X that always works for me, now has evdev support.
Related: why is there no evdev man page in DragonFly?
karu.pruun posted an answer on how to get DragonFly onto your GPT/EFI drive.
I didn’t read far enough ahead in my backlog, if that makes sense. i915 has another update, to 20160808.
If you’ve got a pcm audio device – and you probably do – and a headphone jack – ditto – this thread may help you find the right sysctl to enable it on DragonFly.
Francois Tigeot has updated the i915 driver to 20160725. What does that mean for users? I don’t know; there isn’t a changelog. But higher version numbers are always more fun!
If you post about a problem and later solve it, you will help many people in the future if you summarize the problem and (very important) the fix. In this case, Nelson H. F. Beebe installing DragonFlyBSD 5.6.2 on his Dell Precision 7920 workstation.
Just like it’s always DNS, if you have to ask what your sound device is… it’s probably hda. That’s been the answer I think I’ve seen every time for maybe a decade?
Thanks to Pierre-Alain Toret, we know 2008 Macbooks and Samsung NP370R5E-A04FR laptop models support Dragonfly. If you have DragonFly running on a model not mentioned, please add it.
There’s a refresh of the iwm(4) driver in DragonFly, which will apparently help most for iwm-9000 and iwm-9260 owners.
I don’t know which product names correspond with those chipsets, but you may be able to tell who you are. Interesting note: original driver via OpenBSD, then synced from FreeBSD version. Cross-pollination!
i915 DRM has been updated to match the Linux 4.8.17 version, in DragonFly. It includes some OpenBSD work too, interestingly.
This is minor, but I’ll mention it because it might bite you someday: if you are using powerd to minimize CPU power usage, and also trying to push a high data rate through your serial port, you might drop characters. It’s mentioned in the powerd(8) man page, which has an entertaining bugs section.