extent of feature support in G965 (SDVO etc)
alanh at fairlite.demon.co.uk
Fri Aug 25 10:56:33 PDT 2006
On Fri, 2006-08-25 at 10:39 -0700, Jeffrey W. Baker wrote:
> On Fri, 2006-08-25 at 08:39 +0100, Alan Hourihane wrote:
> > On Thu, 2006-08-24 at 23:47 -0700, Jeffrey W. Baker wrote:
> > > Since the release of the free driver for Intel G965, this is about the
> > > only graphics chip I have any interest in purchasing. But how extensive
> > > is the feature support in i810-1.6.5? Do ADD2 DVI cards work? What
> > > about two DVI displays on a single ADD2 card? 1920x1200 digital
> > > displays? Is 3D accelerated on dual displays? Does rotation work?
> > >
> > > Are there other limits to be aware of?
> > The current driver relies on the BIOS to do the modesetting. So if the
> > BIOS knows how to drive the ADD2 card, then all is well. But use caution
> > here. It may drive the first digital port, but not the second on some
> > ADD2 cards. The new modesetting branch in the git repo is the driving
> > force to remove the BIOS from this equation though.
> OK, thanks for the info. It would seem to me that buying Intel boards
> with Intel graphics should get me a working video BIOS, no? Not that I
> have a choice: I haven't found anyone other than Intel with a G965
Not necessarily. There are some that misbehave. After all, it's software
with potential bugs just as drivers can be.
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