ATI bug - why is patch not applied?

Vladimir Dergachev volodya at
Sat Oct 16 17:54:30 PDT 2004

On Sun, 17 Oct 2004, Timothy Murphy wrote:

> 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,

yum update - which version of Xorg does it download ?

> 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.

It looks like the source that yum downloads are not from recent CVS, 
otherwise the patch would not apply cleanly.

> 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.

If, for example, the previous patch was applied before the newer one 


                       Vladimir Dergachev

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