[xorg] building xf86-video-intel against an older X server
jcristau at debian.org
Tue Feb 26 13:53:44 PST 2008
On Tue, Feb 26, 2008 at 00:44:03 +0100, Rémi Cardona wrote:
> FWIW, in Gentoo we've had a fair share of bug reports concerning the
> Intel driver where people used the stable xorg server (1.3.x) and stack
> and the unstable xf86-video-intel (2.1.1 or 2.2.x) . For most of those
> bugs, upgrading the server to 126.96.36.199 fixed the issue, especially wrt
> VT switching bugs.
> Honestly, as a fellow downstream maintainer, I strongly advise you *not*
> to use 2.2.x with an old server, unless you have the time and resources
> to cope with the influx of bug reports and angry users.
I'll wait a bit to see if 2.2.1 is better than 2.2.0, and then I guess
we'll have to make a decision between 2.2.1 and 2.1.1 (we have
xf86-video-intel 2.2.1 and xorg-server from 1.4-branch in unstable right
now, while testing has xf86-video-intel 2.1.0 and xorg-server 1.3).
Early 2.x releases had a fair number of regressions, but that seems to
have slowed down with 2.2.1 so far.
Can you give me some pointers to bugs specific to the combination of the
intel driver and older servers?
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