problems compiling xserver for G965 with ADD2

Daniel Waineo danwaineo at
Tue Apr 10 15:39:31 PDT 2007

> > Hi Group,
> > 
> > I've got a DG965OT motherboard with a widescreen
> > monitor.  You know why I'm here.  Fedora Core 6
> > doesn't support the modesetting driver for DG965. 
> FC7
> > Test 3 seems to work ok with the VGA port but not
> with
> > my Wintec ADD2 card (DVI port).  See my bugzilla
> here:
> > 
> >
> I don't track what xorg module versions Fedora is
> using, but FC7 tests
> sure seem like they ought to have new enough stuff
> to build the driver
> -- just download the current RC of the driver,
> install the xorg devel
> package from your distro, and build the driver.  But
> if you want to
> build everything yourself...
> -- 
> Eric Anholt                            
> anholt at
> eric at                        
> eric.anholt at
Hi Eric,

Thanks, I got it working with the kbd and mouse
modules as you suggested.  Fedora test does have
modesetting for the G965 branch.  However, I wanted to
use packages that are only available for FC6.  That's
why I recompiled X.  (I probably should have just used
FC6 packages with FC7T3 instead).

Anyway, after recompiling, the VGA port works great. 
However the ADD2 (Wintec DVI) card doesn't seem to be
working right.  It has a 1/2" area on the left side of
the screen that is distorted.  If I move my mouse all
the way to the right, I can see a white blob in the
left side of the screen.  There is also a little
overscan.  The computer is connected to a viewsonic
1280x720 LCD tv (using the DVI port).

I'm fine using the VGA port for now, but I thought
you'd want to know about errors with the ADD2 card. 
This happens both with the Fedora test version and
when I compile my own Xserver, so I don't think it's
anything I did.

I'm not complaining at all, I love the intel open
source graphics, modesetting branch, and randr.  It's
really working great.  I'm just sharing one glitch,
since I don't know if you have a lot of testers.

BTW, I'm in SE Portland if you want to drop by and see
it :)

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