xf86-video-intel 2.5 release planning

Vlad vladc6 at yahoo.com
Mon Aug 4 15:58:30 PDT 2008


--- On Thu, 7/31/08, Jesse Barnes <jbarnes at virtuousgeek.org> wrote:
> > I was poking at unifying i810 with the rest of the
> driver a while ago.
> > I assume you wouldn't mind patches if they showed
> up.
> Yeah, I'd be happy to unify things assuming patches
> come my way and we have a 
> few testers (I might even be able to get my hands on some
> old i815 hardware 
> if needed).  Hibbelharry on #intel-gfx
> (wilken at f048036012.adsl.alicedsl.de 
> fwiw) was asking about how to go about this work just the
> other day too; it 
> sounded like he'd be willing to help with testing &
> development.

There's a bug affecting i815 chipsets [1] that can be worked around by adding "VideoRam 440320" and setting Depth to 16 in xorg.conf [2]. Apparently this workaround is the only thing needed to run compiz on that hardware. It would be cool if it could be fixed at the driver lever so that compiz works out the box without requiring a customized xorg.conf.


[1] https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xserver-xorg-video-intel/+bug/243991
[2] https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xserver-xorg-video-intel/+bug/243991/comments/33


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