Compiling xf86-video-xgi driver for ARM

Jeffrey Langerak jeffrey at
Tue Jan 15 03:10:10 PST 2013


I have commented that particular line out and that seems to finish the 
build without errors, also a "make install" finishes without errors.

I assume that I only need to change the xorg.conf file and replace the 
"fbdev" driver with "xgi"? When I restart lightdm and check the Xorg.log 
I see this:

[  7597.991] (II) LoadModule: "xgi"
[  7598.002] (WW) Warning, couldn't open module xgi
[  7598.002] (II) UnloadModule: "xgi"
[  7598.002] (II) Unloading xgi
[  7598.002] (EE) Failed to load module "xgi" (module does not exist, 0)

I guess I still need to copy some files, but what files and to what 

About ARM and the Volari, it is a strange combination and would never 
put a Volari in such a device, I guess that it was a cost reduction 
method for HP, but we have to work with the tools we have in that device 
:). The CPU itself is not that weak with 1.2 GHz (ARMv5).


Kind regards,

Jeffrey Langerak

On 01/15/2013 11:39 AM, Dave Airlie wrote:
> On Tue, Jan 15, 2013 at 8:20 PM, Jeffrey Langerak
> <jeffrey at> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I have a small thin client from HP (a t5325) with a XGI Volari Z11 card in
>> it and would like to compile the "xf86-video-xgi" driver for this device to
>> avoid the fbdev driver.
>> The device runs Debian ARM "unstable" with the following versions:
>> Xorg package version 1:7.7+1
>> Libtool package version 2.4.2-1.2
>> Make package version 3.81-8.2
>> Gcc package version 4.7.2-5
>> I have downloaded the most recent version via Git and started the
>> ./ script, that successfully completes.
>> When I run the make command, it shows alot of errors about deprecated things
>> and I guess that is mainly because of the bleeding edge Debian version.
>> The errors I see during the compile are pasted in this Pastebin document:
>> Is someone able to help me with this issue? If more information is needed,
>> please let me know, so I can provide it!
> I only see one error in that, the ioBase one, maybe  comment out that line
> and keep going.
> I really can't believe someone is sick enough to put a Volari with an
> ARM though.
> Dave.

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