Merging SM501 driver from old xfree86 into xf86-video-siliconmotion

Clemens Koller clemens.koller at
Fri Jun 29 11:54:19 PDT 2007

Hi, Alex!

Alex Deucher schrieb:
> On 6/29/07, Clemens Koller <clemens.koller at> wrote:
>> I am planning to post some updates to the Silicon Motion SM501 (and 
>> SM502) xorg
>> driver. I want to do some code cleanup to have at least uniform 
>> whitespaces
>> (like the linux kernel) before I start to change some stuff...
>> Below is an update to .gitignore
>> Can you please review the changes and push them to the xorg's 
>> xf86-video-smi501
>> git tree? Feedback is welcome.
> Looks fine.  I'll commit the changes tonight.  Let me know when you
> have new patches.  If they look good, I'd be happy to set up a proper
> git repo and give you commit access.

Fine! I can also setup a repo where you can pull my changes...
(it's up to you) More patches are already in my tree.

The driver works basically without changes to my hardware.
(SM501 on PCI on PowerPC)
So, I will test that over here. It would be good that you or
somebody else does also some tests to be sure it stay's in good
condition. Maybe I can also setup an x86 test machine with the
SMI501 demo board. Any volunteers are welcome! :-)

Later on I have to change some stuff to suit the driver to my hardware
(color swapping, acceleration...).
I don't think that the changes are needed in the "official" driver.

Clemens Koller
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