[Xorg-driver-geode] Any know installation issues on Geode with latest distributions versions?

Torres, Rigo Rigo.Torres at amd.com
Mon Aug 1 15:51:58 PDT 2011

Thank you for your reply.
Yes, this is for Geode LX support. 
Ubuntu 10.10 and Ubuntu 11.4 did not install on my Geode LX800 system, from your update below it sounds like it should be working on GeodeLX but not Geode GX2 or GX1.
 I will try Debian on Geode LX to see if I have better luck.

Thank you.

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From: xorg-driver-geode-bounces+rigo.torres=amd.com at lists.x.org [mailto:xorg-driver-geode-bounces+rigo.torres=amd.com at lists.x.org] On Behalf Of Martin-Éric Racine
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2011/8/1 Torres, Rigo <Rigo.Torres at amd.com>:
> My name is Rigo and I am from AMD customer support.
> We have a customer asking what are the supported Kernels and/or 
> distributions by the Geode graphics driver.

It really depends on what Geode variant we're talking about.
Generally-speaking, recent Fodera, Red Hat and Ubuntu releases don't support anything older than a Geode LX, due to their compilers producing i686-optimized binaries by standard, which obviously won't work on GX1/SC/GX2 hardware.  Meanwhile, Debian should work on any known Geode variant, at least as far as performing a basic installation goes, since they ship binaries compiled with more generic i486-optimized binaries.

However, the X driver is an entirely different issue.  Basically, the xf86-video-geode module supports the LX mostly well, however its GX2 support is rather shaky and constantly on the verge of no longer working. Meanwhile, GX1 and SC support is entirely gone, because the old xf86video-nsc module no longer builds on recent X server cores.

I hope that the above helps.

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