[xorg] building xf86-video-intel against an older X server
jcristau at debian.org
Mon Feb 25 10:27:55 PST 2008
On Mon, Feb 25, 2008 at 09:43:42 -0800, Alan W. Irwin wrote:
> I don't think this is a good idea. Here is why.
> The Intel driver team has has not been able to verify my own recent bug
> report for the Intel driver
> (#http://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=14430) which has been
> confirmed by one other user) and some other bug reporters for the Intel
> driver are also having the same difficulty. In my own case I was using
> Debian unstable versions of all kernel, drm, mesa, and X server components.
> In some cases that is the latest release or near it, in other cases that is
> actually a git version so you can say Debian unstable is pretty close to the
> cutting edge here. But from what the Intel driver team has said, their test
> environment is even closer to the cutting edge, i.e., all git, all the time.
I'm not sure what this has to do with my question. Of course if people
want to get support from upstream when they report bugs, they'll have to
update to newer versions. However right now etch has no support for
i965 and newer chipsets other than using vesa, and that's what I'd like
to change. I'm sure there will still be bugs in the driver, but it'll
still be better than no driver at all...
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