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freeze exception request: xserver-xorg-video-geode


A bug has been found that only affects some of the hardware supported
by xserver-xorg-video-geode and causes a hardware freeze during X
launch, because of a hard-coded value in the DDC probing code. It only
affects GX2 variants of the Geode; LX variants are not affected.

Upstream is aware of the issue and has a fix in mind, but currently
little time to produce it and is asking until when can Debian allow a
freeze exception for Lenny.

Two possible fixes for this issue:

1) Release a patched GEODE 2.10.0 package e.g. debian/patches usage
produced using only that GIT commit, as soon as it's available.

2) Wait until the GEODE 2.12.0 including that fix is released
(mid-September, according to upstream milestone) and package that for

Awaiting RM team's verdict on how to best proceed.

Best Regards,
Martin-Éric Racine

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