Security update carried along a broken i810 driver for Intel 830 and up
jim-cornette at insight.rr.com
Thu Sep 22 07:33:18 PDT 2005
Alan Hourihane wrote:
> On Wed, 2005-09-21 at 21:45 -0400, Jim Cornette wrote:
> Your right that the LpRing problem did affect i810/i815 cards and
> that was solely to do with my lack of testing on it. I should have
> been a little more clear in my response meaning that if there are any
> current bugs. But....
> Unfortunately, evolution means that sometimes things break.
> Regardless of whether things changed within the video driver or not.
> You've seen a problem that is caused inside the Xserver with the
> RedHat problem, and it has nothing to do with the i810 driver at all.
> No matter how you split the video drivers up that would have been
> caused either way.
> Minimizing the problems is always a goal, but testing and bug
> reporting are always a necessity.
> By all means, if you have a bug, report it on bugzilla, I'll always
> try and get around to taking a look. But I really don't see a need
> for splitting the driver up.
I figure that if there was a way that having three binaries generated
from the Intel source code would prevent the lower cards from trying to
perform feats that are only possible by the more advanced chipsets. It
seems that it would reduce the binary sizes for all different cards and
maybe give higher framerates and better 3D performance on the higher end
This is probably a more theoretical approach and would not work out in
the real world.
On the plus side, breakage of the Intel 810/815 cards fixed the lockup
problem that the 865G card was having. I don't know if the breakage
fixed the problem, but it was fixed co-incidentally. There was no
resolutions on the bug report that I submitted for the lockup which
other 865G users experienced.
Since the problems have all been resolved, it is not a major concern
now. Both cards work great now.
Thanks for the responses and at least fielding the suggestion.
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