debian package for i810 driver?

Drew Parsons dparsons at
Tue Dec 5 15:14:43 PST 2006

On Tue, 2006-12-05 at 15:06 -0500, Andrew J. Barr wrote:
> On Tue, 2006-12-05 at 19:20 +0000, Alan Chandler wrote:
> > About a month ago there was a discussion on the list about a bug which 
> > caused the i810 driver to do a hard lockup whilst displaying video. The 
> > fix made it into the git head.
> Are you talking about the textured video hang? This would affect i915
> and later.
> > I don't think it has yet made it through to debian unstable, so I 
> > thought I would ask here if there are any unofficial repositories that 
> > might have a prebuilt version (for 386/686).
> This  _should_ do the trick:
> Don't use anything else in the's unmaintained and probably
> lots of them are broken.

Unless this one has the lockup patch applied on top of 1.7.2, it is
already in Debian (in etch, even) but I believe does not contain the
lockup fix. The problem is logged in bug #5774 [1].

Unfortunately since Debian is in freeze waiting for the release of etch
with xserver 1.1.1 (X11R7.1) we can't put the fixed git driver into
Debian just yet (it needs xserver 1.2 or X11R7.2).  Sounds like we
better try applying the patch [2] given in the bug log, git commit
e065324661ad08b3b359136f48090232f6138959 22 Nov 2006.  CC:ing Debian X
for this purpose.

We have started loading X11R7.2 into Debian experimental but have not
got to the drivers yet.  Once etch is released (soon!) we will be free
to bring the new versions into unstable.



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