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Bug#406111: Pretty please, backport!

On Sat, 17 Feb 2007 19:53:01 +0100 maximilian attems wrote:

> Quoting Francesco Poli <frx@firenze.linux.it>:
> > Hi!
> >
> > I also have a motherboard with Intel 965G integrated graphics (it's
> > an Asus P5B-VM, for the record) and I think that getting this
> > chipset work out of the box with Debian etch would be *very*
> > important.
> >
> > I read that some people (among which Joerg Becker[1]) have
> > successfully backported the intel-agp module from more recent Linux
> > kernel versions.
> >
> > [1] http://lists.debian.org/debian-kernel/2007/01/msg00798.html
> >
> > Could this approach be adopted for the official etch 2.6.18 Linux
> > kernel?
> > Pretty please?!?
> the etch kernel is frozen.

Yeah, I know, but, IIUC, at least one update[1] is due to fix some RC
bugs (and this is one of the main blockers for the release of etch
Debian-Installer RC2).
Hence, I thought that maybe this little patch could be applied to the
new Linux kernel revision that must sooner or later migrate from
unstable to testing...   ;-)

[1] from 2.6.18-7 to 2.6.18.dfsg.1-10, according to

> nevertheless cherrypicking the important patch may qualify for
> a stable release update.

This would be suboptimal, since the Intel 965G graphics chipset would
begin working out of the box (in etch) only once 4.0r1 is out.
It's already hard to predict the etch release date, I really cannot
imagine when the first etch release update will possibly be out!

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