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Re: Hotplugging: VGA to alubook 5,8

On Thu, Nov 29 2007, at 08:30 +0100, Bin Zhang wrote:
> On Nov 29, 2007 1:04 AM, Wolfgang Pfeiffer <roto@gmx.net> wrote:

> > -------------------------------
> > git-clone git://anongit.freedesktop.org/git/xorg/driver/xf86-video-ati
> > cd xf86-video-ati
> > ./autogen.sh
> > make
> I tested this, using ./autogen.sh --prefix=/usr
> But I had a problem : fvwm can't remember window size changes for applications.
> So back to debian experimental package + two paches from git.

I wasn't very lucky with the ati git tree, so far .. I hope I'll have
some time soon to give this tree another chance ... :) I'm still
running the unpatched experimental Debian package: 6.7.196-1

> > or better that one:
> > ---------------------------------
> > 3. git-clone git://anongit.freedesktop.org/git/xorg/driver/xf86-video-ati
> > 4. cd xf86-video-ati
> > 5. git checkout origin/randr-1.2  (Git-Version 1.5)
> >     git checkout randr-1.2 (Git-Version 1.4)
> This means you use randr-1.2 branch (last change 3 months ago) .
> See http://gitweb.freedesktop.org/?p=xorg/driver/xf86-video-ati.git;a=summary
> http://gitweb.freedesktop.org/?p=xorg/driver/xf86-video-ati.git;a=shortlog;h=randr-1.2

Thanks for that ...

> >
> > What's the difference between the 2 methods above, i.e. what does this
> > 'checkout origin/randr-1.2' ('checkout randr-1.2') snippet make
> > different, compared to the first way of compiling ... ?
> man git-checkout

Definitely my mistake. I wasn't clear enough: Actually it seems that
everything that is in the randr-1.2 tree is also in the master tree -
there seems to be even more in master. You can see this in the ati
tree, e.g. with a

git-rev-list origin/master --until="Tue Aug 05" --pretty | less
resp. with
git-rev-list origin/randr-1.2 --until="Tue Aug 05" --pretty | less

So I thought why does Alex Deucher recommend the randr-1.2 tree for a
compile? I think I found the answer:


"I've just pushed tv-out support to the radeon randr-1.2 branch."

So although in *retrospective* view (seen with the commands above) it
seems there is everything from the randr.1-2 branch also in the master
tree, there seem to be times when randr-1.2 had contents that were
just not yet in master.

In other words: there are things between heaven and earth that even
such a nifty tool like git will not be able to explain to me, or least
not to me... :)

Whatever. Thanks for caring, Bin ... :) 


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