[Intel-gfx] KMS, GEM and 2.6.30-rc1
Alan W. Irwin
irwin at beluga.phys.uvic.ca
Thu Apr 9 14:05:32 PDT 2009
On 2009-04-09 23:25+0300 Claudio M. Camacho wrote:
> Never mind. It was just the versions of the packages in Debian. I just
> came from the cinema and dist-upgraded my Debian and voilá, KMS is
> working amazingly.
Congratulations on your Debian breakthrough for Intel hardware.
For the record could you state what version of Debian (experimental?,
unstable?) you are using and (especially if you are using a mixture of
experimental and unstable) what the package names and versions are for all
the X stack components (from kernel, drm, mesa, x server to intel driver)
that you are using?
I am currently using Debian Lenny with kernel 2.6.26 on my g33 hardware, and
the only way I can get long-term stability (up-time now up to 80 days) is by
using XAA. My desktop use is strictly 2D except for typically several games
a day of foobillard. Even if I disable foobillard by turning off DRI, EXA
typically crashes after about 10 days in contrast to the good XAA stability
I get even with DRI and foobillard in the mix.
I know the long-term prospects for support of XAA (and probably EXA for that
matter) with Intel hardware are not good so I plan to test a Debian X stack
nearer the cutting edge soon in hopes the long-term stability issue for EXA
has finally been solved with UXA. So the version details I asked for above
would be quite useful to me. Usually, you hear of Intel X stack
combinations on this list that don't work so it is good to document a
combination that actually does work.
Alan W. Irwin
Astronomical research affiliation with Department of Physics and Astronomy,
University of Victoria (astrowww.phys.uvic.ca).
Programming affiliations with the FreeEOS equation-of-state implementation
for stellar interiors (freeeos.sf.net); PLplot scientific plotting software
package (plplot.org); the libLASi project (unifont.org/lasi); the Loads of
Linux Links project (loll.sf.net); and the Linux Brochure Project
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