i810 driver: Xv on mergefd

Alan Hourihane alanh at fairlite.demon.co.uk
Mon Aug 28 03:51:40 PDT 2006

On Mon, 2006-08-28 at 10:55 +0200, Erwin Rol wrote:
> On Mon, 2006-08-28 at 09:37 +0100, Alan Hourihane wrote:
> > On Mon, 2006-08-28 at 02:47 +0200, Erwin Rol wrote:
> > > My real problem is that i need mergedfb and modesetting, because i
> > > managed to hack the modesetting branch to work with my bad-BIOS (only
> > > has panel size 1024x768, and my panel is 1280x800). But that branch only
> > > does clone mode :-/ I asked before but is there any way to help with
> > > bringing modesetting to the master branch, i saw you (Alan) started
> > > another git repo to do this. 
> > 
> > Right. So you can use this code if you wish, but I don't expect the
> > modesetting code to go into the master until it can do everything that
> > the current BIOS driver can. 
> How "correct" is the code in the projects/users/alanh/xorg? 

As "correct" as it can be if it works on your hardware. :-)

> And what is still missing? When I look around most ppl have problems
> because of what the BIOS can not do, like setting the resolution of
> their laptops correct :-) 

Right, the whole point of the modesetting branch is to remove the BIOS,
so to deal with all the different types of output devices - like TV
encoders, SDVO encoders, etc, etc. it's a lot of work, that the BIOS
used to do for us.

> > Eric Anholt and Keith Packard have the documentation to drive the branch
> > forward and I'm not sure what their timescales are for doing this work. 
> Eric, Keith, is there a timescale for getting modesetting working in
> master ?
> > I don't want to merge the code I have either, as Intel may have a better
> > direction to implementation on some of this stuff too.
> Do you have more code than is in GIT, or do you mean you don't want to
> merge the code from your GIT branches to master ?



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