ATI bug - why is patch not applied?

Timothy Murphy tim at
Sat Oct 16 16:54:28 PDT 2004

On Saturday 16 October 2004 15:15, Vladimir Dergachev wrote:
> On Sat, 16 Oct 2004, Timothy Murphy wrote:
> > There is a bug in the ati driver which prevents me (and others)
> > with an ATI Rage Mobility "card" on the Sony Picturebook
> > (C1VFK in my case) from running X in more than 8bpp .
> >
> > A patch was submitted almost 6 months ago
> > <>
> > but  does not seem to have been applied,
> > although the bugzilla says the issue is resolved.
> >
> > What exactly is the system for correcting bugs?
> > Will this patch ever be applied?
> > (It only involves a couple of lines
> > and as far as I can see could not adversely affect
> > the driver on other machines.)
> Hi Timothy,
>    I just took a look at the CVS and it appears that the patch was applied
> - not the final patch from Marc but the one just before it by Adam.
>    Is it the case that the final patch works better for you ?

I ran the latest xorg downloaded by "yum update" this morning,
and it still failed in exactly the same way.
I downloaded the sources, applied the patch and re-made the rpm,
and it worked perfectly.

This takes two hours on my laptop, which is very boring.
I don't understand why anyone would want to apply the last patch but one.

Timothy Murphy  
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