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Bug#556213: please do upgrade to xserver-xorg-video-intel 2.9.1

On 11/18/2009 04:43 PM, Julien Cristau wrote:
> Having maintainers for X in Debian would be a Nice Thing ;)

heh.  Touché.  And thanks for all your work so far, Julien!

> 2.9.1 is mostly ready in git, it needs someone to prepare an upload.
> If you want to help I'm happy to add you to the pkg-xorg alioth group :)

i've never read the source for the intel drivers, and i really don't
understand graphics hardware, i'm afraid.  I just built the 2.9.1 source
because it was so easy to build by applying the 2.9.0 diff.gz (and
because upstream seems to want bug reports to come from folks running
bleeding-edge stuff [0])

However, looking more at debian's diff.gz, i'm particularly unclear
about the purpose and meaning of the .g4i files added to
src/xvmc/shader/{mc,vld}.  if those are the preferred form of
modification, i don't think i'm really qualified to sign off on them,
let alone to be able to judge the desirability of upstream modifications
for debian :(

> (One thing to consider is whether to enable kms with the next intel
> driver upload;  I filed a bug to track this some days ago.)

i think yer talking about #555906, right?  AFAICT, that patch looks to
just by-default add the kms option to the 915 driver.  But given that
the unstable kernel itself doesn't support KMS, this doesn't seem like
it would make a difference:

0 dkg@pip:~$ grep KMS /boot/config-2.6.31-1-686
# CONFIG_DRM_I915_KMS is not set
0 dkg@pip:~$

or would it?  I haven't fully gotten my head around all the
relationships and implications of KMS (yet another reason i don't think
i'm really qualified to be on the debian X team).

Anyway, i have intel hardware that i use regularly, and i'd be willing
to test out builds as a guinea pig.  I can't really take on X in general
though, i just don't know enough about the grubby details.

Thanks for the quick followup,


[0] https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=24753

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