Status of the siliconmotion fd.o driver
alexdeucher at gmail.com
Thu Jan 14 16:54:00 PST 2010
On Thu, Jan 14, 2010 at 7:35 PM, Francisco Jerez <currojerez at riseup.net> wrote:
> Bernie Innocenti <bernie at codewiz.org> writes:
>> Hello Francisco,
>> you appear to be a maintainer of the xf-86-video-siliconmotion
>> tree at git.freedesktop.org.
> Alex (CC'ed) is the "official" maintainer, but neither of us has been
> doing anything siliconmotion-related for a while, I just have look at
> the bugzilla every now and then.
>> I'm comparing this driver with the codebase maintained by Silicon
>> Motion. Functionally, the most noticeable difference is that the fd.o
>> driver has been updated to support the current X server ABI, while the
>> Siliconmotion driver contains new features and bugfixes.
>> My goal is to get hardware accelerated graphics on the Lemote Yeeloong,
>> which is a MIPS-based laptop with a LynxEM+ 712.
>> After fixing a few problems with direct access to programmed I/O ports
>> at initialization time, I got the fd.o driver to initialize and restore
>> the video mode registers, although the display is still garbled.
> Strange, that card used to work not so long ago, also on some MIPS.
>> To prevent duplication of effort, I'd like to know if anyone else is
>> interested in synchronizing changes across these drivers. If not, would
>> patches going in this direction be welcome?
> No-one else I know of is working on it right now, and, yes, they would
> be welcome for sure.
If you would like to maintain or work on the driver, please do!
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