[ANNOUNCE] xf86-video-intel 2.7.0
stavallo at unina.it
Fri Apr 17 09:34:12 PDT 2009
On Friday 17 April 2009 17:32:32 Carl Worth wrote:
> On Thu, 2009-04-16 at 20:24 -0700, John Ettedgui wrote:
> > On Thu, Apr 16, 2009 at 11:03 AM, Frederik Himpe <fhimpe at telenet.be>
> > wrote:
> > On Wed, 15 Apr 2009 18:29:33 -0700, Carl Worth wrote:
> > > We are pleased to announce a major 2.7.0 release of
> > xf86-video-intel
> > > (after three previous 126.96.36.199x release candidates).
> > This new version is not working for me: the image is
> > completely corrupted
> > (except for the mouse cursor), while 188.8.131.523 was working
> > without any
> > problem.
> > I have the exact same behavior here.
> > 2.6.29 with KMS enabled and a x3000.
> Apparently, Jesse's last-minute fix that made it into xf86-video-intel
> 2.7.0 requires a corresponding fix in the kernel, (which as of yesterday
> was in Eric's tree but not quite into Linus' tree yet---but it might be
> there by now, I haven't checked yet.)
I can confirm that there is no corruption with 2.6.30-rc2 with jbarnes' last-
minute fix manually applied, intel driver 2.7.0 and KMS on GM965. No
corruption even after a resume from suspend to disk. Great!
However, I am not able to redirect output on VGA connected monitors (it works
without KMS). I've opened bug #21250 on fd.o with more details.
Also, you might be interested to know that with the current git master of
xorg, mesa and intel driver there is an additional issue: KDE4 compositing
manager cannot be enabled when using KMS.
> So there are some tricky dependencies here that can be hard to get
> right. Hopefully everyone will have a nice, robust driver when all the
> dust settles. And for now, people on older kernels might need to revert
> something in the driver.
> I'm sorry we released things in such a delicate state.
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