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Re: i815 patch to 3.3.6

On Tue, Oct 31, 2000 at 04:48:16PM +0100, Narancs 1 wrote:
> Unfort., I have an intel 815 based motherboard (we use at least 1000 pcs.
> of it at the company). I'd like to use linux on it.( Now at least 30
> people). There is support for it at 4.0.1, but the screen is flickering
> very hard while ide access. It is unusable. (kernel 2.4.0-test9, agpgart)
> I've found a patch at intel's support site, I removed some unneccecerry
> stuff,
> this how it should look like:
> I put it in debian/patches/070-i815.diff
> It works.
> We also need to do this:
> cd xc
> echo '#define XF86SvgaDrivers i810' >> config/cf/host.def
> If it is possible, can you include it in the official 3.3.6 deb packages?

I'm hesitant to do this because updates to released versions of Debian
packages are typically only done for security vulnerabilities or serious
package breakage.  What you describe is basically a feature request.

Unofficial XFree86 4.x .debs are available at
<http://www.debian.org/~branden> and are very close to a releasable state.
They should work with the kernel version you are using.

Soon, hopefully within the next week or so, I will be releasing these 4.x
packages to woody.  There are efforts underway to produce unofficial potato
versions of these 4.x packages for people who don't want to upgrade their
whole system to woody (the official 4.x packages will depend on woody's GNU
C Library, which is a major change from potato's).

G. Branden Robinson            |    If you wish to strive for peace of soul,
Debian GNU/Linux               |    then believe; if you wish to be a
branden@deadbeast.net          |    devotee of truth, then inquire.
http://deadbeast.net/~branden/ |    -- Friedrich Nietzsche

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