On Sat, 2004-07-10 at 18:26 -0500, Branden Robinson wrote: > tag 257062 + help > thanks > > On Fri, Jul 09, 2004 at 11:55:40AM +0100, Pedro Corte-Real wrote: > > On Thu, 2004-07-08 at 18:48 -0500, Branden Robinson wrote: > > > On Wed, Jun 30, 2004 at 10:17:40PM +0100, Pedro Corte-Real wrote: > > > > Keith Whitwell created a new driver for the intel graphics cards from > > > > the i830 to the new i915. This driver supports more cards than the > > > > existing one and according to the developers supports using the second > > > > monitor (the external monitor on a laptop) as a different screen. Could > > > > you please include this driver in the package? > > > > > > We need to know if any part of it uses the new XFree86 1.1 license. If so, > > > we cannot include it. > [...] > > I'll ask the developer, but since this is developed in the dri tree it > > should be alright. Driver is at: > > > > http://freedesktop.org/cgi-bin/viewcvs.cgi/mesa/Mesa/src/mesa/drivers/dri/i915/ > > > > So it's even in freedesktop.org so should be alright. > > Okay. I looked around there and you appear to be right. I'll await word > back from the upstream developer via you, though. I haven't got an answer from the developer yet. But if it's in freedesktop.org... > Would someone on the debian-x list who actually owns i915 box like to > undertake this? How about someone with any other Intel video chipset, at > least see if any regressions are caused? There's probably no one that owns a i915 yet because the motherboards with it are just coming out. OTOH anyone with a board that uses the i810/i830 driver should be able to use this and this driver should be better than the old one. Pedro.
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