[PATCH][web] Building: Replace Modesetting with more detailed and current Hardware / Drivers

Darxus darxus at chaosreigns.com
Thu Feb 17 10:34:15 PST 2011

 building.html |   25 +++++++++++++++++--------
 1 files changed, 17 insertions(+), 8 deletions(-)

diff --git a/building.html b/building.html
index f974270..8a53036 100644
--- a/building.html
+++ b/building.html
@@ -21,6 +21,23 @@ below, but you can use your favorite directory of course or install
 over your system copy (pass --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc,
+<h2>Hardware / Drivers</h2>
+<p>X output requires DRI2.  DRM output (without X) requires Kernel Mode
+Setting (KMS) and the page flip ioctl.  These are supported by:</p>
+<p><b>Intel</b>: i915 (June 2004) or newer cards.  DRM support has been
+in the kernel since around 2.6.29.  Sandy Bridge chips require kernel
+<p><b>AMD/ATI</b>: Requires open source driver (radeon/ati,
+not fglrx/catalyst).  DRM output requires kernel version 2.6.38.
+Cards probably work back to Radeon 7200 (2000).</p>
+<p><b>nVidia</b>: Requires Nouveau (open source driver).  DRM output
+requires a kernel built from the Nouveau git repository, details below.
+Cards probably work back to Riva TNT (1998).</p>
 <h2>Setting up the environment</h2>
 <p>If you want to install in $HOME/install (or another location that won't
 interfere with the rest of your system) you'll need to set the following
@@ -35,14 +52,6 @@ LIBRARY_PATH=$HOME/install/lib
 <p>Do not set LD_LIBRARY_PATH as your default, it will break things.</p>
-<p>At this point, kernel modesetting is upstream for Intel, ATI/AMD and
-nVidia chipsets.  Most distributions ship with kernel modesetting
-enabled by default and will work with Wayland out of the box.  The
-modesetting driver must also support the page flip ioctl, which only
-the Intel driver does at this point.</p>
 <h2>Wayland libraries</h2>
 <p>Required to build Mesa with --with-egl-platforms=wayland,drm.</p>

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