Xorg and multiple graphics cards

Timothy S. Nelson wayland at wayland.id.au
Tue Apr 28 21:37:27 PDT 2009

On Tue, 28 Apr 2009, Tiago Vignatti wrote:

> Alex Deucher escreveu:
>> On Tue, Apr 28, 2009 at 3:07 PM, martin f krafft <madduck at madduck.net> wrote:
>>>> Your best bet short term is to use xserver 1.4.x.
>>> Any idea how long that "short term" is? 1.4.x works fine for me at
>>> the moment, but I'd rather not build on that basis for indeterminate
>>> time...
>> Hard to say, depends on when the work gets done.  The universal fix
>> would be to get int10 and vga stuff working with libpciaccess, which
>> on Linux at least, requires a kernel vga arbiter.  Not sure about
>> other OSs.  radeon specific fixes would be to fix the non-int10 post
>> code in the radeon driver or switch to the kms/mm enabled radeon drm
>> and fix up any multi-card issues that may be lurking there.
> Yeah, I'm trying to solve part of this.
> Martin, if you want to help in some way, test this patch and see if it
> works, please:
>    http://lists.x.org/archives/xorg-devel/2009-April/000794.html

 	Can I point out that 
https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=20816 and its dependencies are 
the appropriate bugs for the issue?  Not that I want to discourage mailing 
list comment, or anything, but merely to point any relevant people at what's 
already been done, and what hasn't.

 	I'm hoping, sometime within the next month or two, to be temporarily 
in a position where I can at least do some testing on this; I'll have access 
to a dual NVidia/SiS system that I can install random stuff on.

 	Thanks all for your time...

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