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Jul. 14th, 2009

00:54 - Debian/X.org notes - DRI2 fixed in unstable, and more

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A couple news from the mostly-offline X Strike Force team:

The previous upload of xserver-xorg-core (2: severely broke DRI2 and more. 2:1.6.2-1 has been uploaded, it should hopefully fix all this.

Intel driver has landed in experimental as well.

As expected, the arrival of Linux kernel 2.6.30 helped a lot. So if you had problems, especially performance problems with 2.6.29, make sure you try 2.6.30. If you're playing with kernel modesetting, upgrading to kernel 2.6.31 and latest intel driver in experimental is probably a good idea as well.

Update: Intel driver is broken when NOT using Kernel Modesetting, see #537052.

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Date:July 13th, 2009 23:35 (UTC)


You rock! I tried modesetting and the intel .901 driver the other day and it was indeed severely broken. I then installed a 2.6.31rc1 kernel snapshot and tried to build the intel driver from master but failed to do so. So with this new release I'll test again and hope that things work better!

Thanks for you cool job guys!
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Date:July 14th, 2009 02:40 (UTC)


you have so fast, can't wait to try it ... (not in debian mirror yet)
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Date:July 14th, 2009 07:14 (UTC)


The XSF does awesome work, even when claiming to be mostly offline. You're absolutely great, thanks!
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Date:July 14th, 2009 08:43 (UTC)


Is there any chance that xserver 1.6.2 will enter testing before the release of xserver 1.7?
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Date:July 14th, 2009 16:08 (UTC)

fail :(

Hmm. Sadly, the new xserver-xorg-core results in a horribly corrupted X display on my Thinkpad when using compositting in KDE4 on my Thinkpad X300. I'll file a bug report when I can gather enough info to make it meaningful. In the mean time, I'm going to try downgrading xserver-xorg-core to 2:, which has worked well for me for a while...
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Date:July 14th, 2009 21:51 (UTC)

poulsbo driver

Any hope to have poulsbo driver (for gma 500)?

Shame on Asus and Intel for that choise on new eeepc 1101ha
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Date:July 14th, 2009 22:04 (UTC)

Re: poulsbo driver

Quoting debian-devel last month:
"The driver depends on a kernel component that is not upstream, and doesn't look like it will be any time soon. (And the 3d driver is proprietary, with no prospect of being freed afaik.) So far poulsbo is a pretty big pile of fail."
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