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Re: Upgrading XFree86 on slink for i810 chipset

go ahead an upgrade to potato.  i've been using it for about 6mo and
it's been very stable.

On Wed, Jul 26, 2000 at 09:43:28PM -0500, Br. Chuck Zmudzinski wrote:
> I need your advice. I have an Intel i810 chipset and the driver requires
> XFree86 version 3.3.6, but slink has 3.3.2. The driver also requires a
> kernel module which is for 2.2 kernels, while slink has 2.0 kernels.
> Additionally, the Intel support site offers the driver, and they say the
> i810 driver also needs glibc2.1, presumably because they distribute it as a
> binary file compiled for glibc2.1. But slink only has glibc2.0.
> First question: Do I really need glibc2.1, or can I build XFree86 and the
> driver with glibc2.0? I notice two different versions of the 3.3.6 binaries
> for depending on which version of glibc. Unfortunately I didn't see the i810
> driver in the binary directories, but I did find it in the Xfree86 sources.
> For the best stability, would it be better to try to keep glibc 2.0 and
> build the driver on slink, or would the best solution to be to upgrade to
> potato, which has kernel 2.2 and glibc2.1, but is not the stable version and
> just install the binary from Intel? No matter what I will have to upgrade
> the kernel to 2.2 to run the agpgart kernel module.
> Thanks in advance.
> Br. Chuck Zmudzinski
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