[Intel-gfx] KMS, GEM and 2.6.30-rc1

Claudio M. Camacho claudiomkd at gmail.com
Fri Apr 10 09:20:05 CEST 2009

Hi Alan,

You are right, for once that it works, it should be listed here, so that 
other people using Debian can get it working too. So I will list all the 
packages that made it possible and then I'll also probably a blog entry 
in my website. So the working combination is (everything from unstable, 
nothing from experimental):

ixserver-xorg			1:7.4+1
xserver-xorg-core     	2:1.6.0-1
xserver-xorg-video-intel	2:2.6.3-1 

libdrm-intel1			2.4.5-2
libdrm2				2.4.5-2

libgl1-mesa-dri			7.4-2
libgl1-mesa-glx			7.4-2
libglu1-mesa			7.4-2

Besides the packages, my Linux kernel is 2.6.30-rc1, and I had to enable 
Framebuffer support (but nothing inside that menu) and then Framebuffer 
Console Support. If the latter is not enabled, KMS works, but I cannot 
switch from X to VT, and X shows some acid colors sometimes.

Finally, in my /etc/X11/xorg.conf, I just have an extra line for forcing 
UXA (in Section "Device"):

    Option      "AccelMethod"  "UXA"

I hope it is clear now. If anybody else has some other questions, please 
feel free. But I didn't do much research, I just upgraded yesterday 
night and I got it working. Previously, I was mixing unstable with 
experimental plus several X packages from Ubuntu. But now everything is 
Debian unstable, and it works pretty well (:


Claudio M. Camacho

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