[Intel-gfx] GMA 500 Support
airlied at gmail.com
Tue Sep 29 01:29:09 PDT 2009
On Tue, Sep 29, 2009 at 11:35 AM, David A. Greene <greened at obbligato.org> wrote:
> On Sunday 27 September 2009 03:53, Dave Airlie wrote:
>> Poulsbo is pretty much an intel 915 modesetting portion with the
>> SGX 3D. I think it might even have an i915 2D engine, but I'm not 100% sure
>> on that.
> Ah, that makes some sense. Hence the hideous amount of code duplication with
> Who would know for sure whether the 2D engine is an i915? Surely someone at
> Intel knows. Can anyone from Intel comment?
I doubt they care, its a different part of the company that looks
after poulsbo and
created the mess.
>> Port the current code to either new TTM or GEM, port to current modesetting
>> tree, fixup userspace DDX driver to work.
> If (*if!*) it's like an i915 for 2D it seems that using the existing i915
> driver for 2D should work, no? Just have it recognize the poulsbo ID and go?
No since there is no such thing as a "2D" driver, the 2D DDX uses the 3D
engine, and I'm sure they've moved enough stuff around to keep people
> It's called "firmware" in the Ubuntu package but who knows what their
> terminology means. A 3D driver binary blob makes more sense.
yes thats the blob, not firmware.
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