Re: updated X drivers in etch+1/2?
On Wed, Feb 06, 2008 at 11:36:26PM +0100, Julien Cristau wrote:
> at debconf last year, we discussed the possibility to include some X
> drivers in etch+1/2 to support newer hardware. IMO it'd be nice to
> update the nv and intel drivers, but there's probably some work needed
> to backport that to xserver 1.1. Would anybody on debian-x have the
> interest/time to try this? If someone is interested I can help, but it
> doesn't look like I'll have time to do it on my own.
Ok, I've just uploaded a backport of radeonhd to
I can't ssh in to alioth right now, so this will have to do temporarily. I
had to backport 1.0 rather than 1.1 because 1.1 requires lots of newer
server functionality. It may be possible to do a 1.1 backport with some
effort, but I don't have the time. 1.0 is a fairly solid release though,
and it's way better than using vesa.
It looks like we still need an -ati backport, although I really don't know
what the best route to take for this. That driver has undergone so many
changes, I'm not sure what we can realistically backport.
The other thing is that we need testing, preferrably from users. I can't
test radeonhd myself, so I don't even know if my build works. I'd love to
see a plan for that.
- David Nusinow