Various regressions with xf86-video-intel 2.0.0 on 855GM

Rémi Cardona remi at
Wed May 16 13:05:46 PDT 2007

Hi all,

I've been using the newest intel driver for a few weeks now and have
noticed the following issues (some of them seem to be in bugzilla, but
no updates have been posted there)

All of this is done on an HP Pavilion dv1266 (ICH4 chipset) on the LCD
screen (1280x768) without anything connected to the VGA output during
boot-up. All prior experiences were done on version 1.7.4 of the driver.

1) XVideo doesn't work anymore. mplayer -vo xv and gstreamer with the xv
sink either give me a blue screen "à la" overlay, or send the display
off track (reboot via ssh).

2) plugging an LCD screen on the VGA, I can't get anything besides clone
using xrandr. If I plug the VGA output before X starts, the laptop's LCD
becomes a clone of the VGA at 1280x1024.

But I'm not really sure that my xrandr commands were correct. If someone
could tell me what exactly is supposed to work, I'd appreciate it.

3) my old xinerama xorg.conf files segfault X. Since I symlink
xorg.conf, I have several available for different setups and none of
them work anymore. I detailed the errors in the last comment of bug #10299

I don't mind trying out patches :)

Thanks for any help


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