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Re: current support for intel i82915G

On Sun, Nov 14, 2004 at 02:51:51PM +0100, Fabrice LORRAIN (home) wrote:
> Daniel Stone wrote:
> >On Sat, Nov 13, 2004 at 11:54:28PM +0100, Fabrice LORRAIN (home) wrote:
> >>On an up to date sid box 
> >>/usr/share/doc/xfree86-common/changelog.Debian.gz isn't very talkative 
> >>on intel i82915G. What current support 2D/3D can one have using the 
> >>current sarge/sid Xfree server for this chipset ?
> >>
> >>FYI, this chipset is used in professional desktop sold lately (Dell 
> >>Optiplex Gx280, HP/Compaq 7000 series).
> >
> >
> >XFree86 does not support this, only X.Org.
> >
> Ok.
> - On a technical point of view, is backporting the driver from X.org to 
> Debian X doable ?


> - If it is backported, will it hit sarge ?


> - in [1] Branden called for porter and in [2] he more or less called for 
> tester (regression etc...)
> I have just checked and I've access to i810E/i815/i845G/i855GM/i865G and 
> i915G graphics cards at work. If someone from this list is willing to do 
> the porting, I'm willing to do the regression tests on thoses boxes.
> I do feel this driver is important to get in, because the mobo using 
> this chipset have been hitting the professional market for the last 
> couple of month...

Yeah, I agree and understand.  Judging by the fact that 3 months later
the work is still not done, however, I doubt you'll have much luck
convincing others to do it for you now.

Daniel Stone                                                <daniels@debian.org>

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