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

On 11/19/2009 05:54 AM, Julien Cristau wrote:
> They're assembly for the gen4 hardware (965 and up).  I have to admit
> I've never looked at that language.  It's probably documented in the
> i965 docs, and the assembler is at
> http://cgit.freedesktop.org/xorg/app/intel-gen4asm/

so where did those files come from?  what do they do?  they seem to be
added to the package without any justification that i could understand
from poking around in the package and the git repo, though i freely
admit that i only poked around for about 15 minutes trying to understand
what was happening, and could very well have missed somthing.

> These options control the default value for the modeset parameter.  Even
> when not set the drivers are kms-capable (at least i915, and that will
> be true for radeon as well in 2.6.32 IIRC).

ah, gotcha, thanks.  so i could try this out with intel hardware right
now just by adding that line to /etc/modprobe.d/i915-kms.conf ?

> The problem right now is not so much the lack of testers as the lack of
> people willing (and having time) to take care of the packages, meaning
> mostly packaging new upstream releases and dealing with bugs.
> But thanks for your interest :)

Sorry for not being more useful :(


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