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Re: Nouveau kernel driver

On Tue, Jan 05, 2010 at 11:33:49PM +0000, Ben Hutchings wrote:
> On Tue, 2010-01-05 at 22:15 +0000, Chris Lamb wrote:
> > Ben Hutchings wrote:
> > 
> > > I'd like to pull nouveau from 2.6.33 into Debian's 2.6.32.  I'm hoping
> > > this would allow for replacement of nv and its dodgy source with nouveau
> > 
> > This sounds like a good idea, but I should probably point out that I don't
> > think we will be able to replace nv in squeeze with nouveau.
> Why not?  Does it not support all the same hardware as nv, or is it
> still too unstable?
> > Would this this affect whether you want to spend time on it now? As you
> > imply, we get this "for free" by waiting for .33, and I will have to get
> > some -snapshot packages into testing anyway..
> squeeze will be released with 2.6.32.  The release of .33 will be too
> close to the freeze date.

It's worth noting that Fedora 12 already ships Nouveau, with 2.6.31 kernel. 

So it should be usable.. although I think Fedora has a lot of additional
patches for drm/ttm/kms/nouveau.

-- Pasi

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