Xorg 7.0r1 / i810 / ForceBios doesn't work with fairlite drivers
alanh at fairlite.demon.co.uk
Wed Jun 21 00:50:19 PDT 2006
On Wed, 2006-06-21 at 09:10 +0200, Christian Weiske wrote:
> Hello all,
> I have been using the patched i810 drivers from
> > http://www.fairlite.demon.co.uk/intel.html
> happily for some months with xorg 6.8.
> After upgrading to 6.8.2, the driver was overwritten and the page not
> providing the 6.8 driver anymore, I saw me forced to switch to xorg 7.0
> what I did.
> Xorg works, but although I replaced the intel i810 driver with the one
> from the page, the X log tells me that
> > (WW) I810(0): Option "ForceBIOS" is not used
> I am pretty sure that it's the right driver file I replaced, because
> when I rename it x doesn't start, complaining that the driver isn't there.
> > /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/i810_drv.so
> Is there a reason why ForceBios doesn't work for me?
> > Section "Device"
> > Identifier "Intel i855GM"
> > Driver "i810"
> > Option "ForceBIOS" "1600x1200=1400x1050"
> > EndSection
> Btw, is alanh[at]fairlite.demon.co.uk dead? I wrote a mail 3 days ago,
> but nobody answered.
ForceBIOS is no longer supported. There is a git repository called
modesetting which has direct support for register programming and
removes the need for ForceBIOS.
In the interim, continue to use the i915resolution program instead.
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