X.Org 7.3 final: Patch to ignore requests for loading obsolete drm module?

Stefan Dirsch sndirsch at suse.de
Fri Dec 15 00:20:24 PST 2006

On Fri, Dec 15, 2006 at 06:39:05PM +1100, Dave Airlie wrote:
> On 12/14/06, Stefan Dirsch <sndirsch at suse.de> wrote:
> >Hi
> >
> >ATI/AMD just announced a new fglrx driver (8.32.5) claiming X.Org 7.2
> >support. It has been developed and tested with openSUSE 10.2, which
> >still ships X.Org 7.2 RC2. Unfortunately it turned out to be *not*
> >compatible with RC3 since the "drm" module has been merged into the
> >"dri" module between RC2 and RC3 and the driver relies on loading the
> >"drm" module, which now no longer exists. :-( The result is a driver
> >with DRI disabled.
> >
> >ATI/AMD already has a fix for the next driver release (8.33). They use
> >a monthly release schedule. Question is if X.Org 7.3 final should
> >address this issue. There might be other drivers affected as well.
> >
> Hi Stefan,
> There is a module blacklist in xf86Config.c for blacklisting the
> modules from xorg.conf, perhaps you could somehow re-use or unify the
> two lists?

Hmm ... not sure how this is related to the config file. The fglrx
driver uses explicitely xf86LoadSubModule() to check if the module can
be loaded successfully.

Best regards,

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