xorg can't load qxl driver

Robert Thompson xorg at robsfreespace.com
Wed Jun 9 14:43:05 PDT 2010

(Am subscribed to list so no need for specific Cc).

I was sleeping while these were asked and answered it seems but I see 
Liang didn't clear up "Debian Unstable" question for you:

He does not mean that he thinks the driver is unstable, to the best of 
my knowledge Ubuntu is derived from what is referred to as Debian 
unstable because that is the Debian development stream. Debian release 
infrequently but as brilliantly as they can, Canonical release 
frequently and also as brilliantly as they can manage from their own 
edits to what Debian release in their "unstable" stream.

Regardless of having VGA working (didn't spot you saying so), I still 
think you are better off starting from scratch with instructions that 
actually belong to Ubuntu.

On 10/06/10 03:19, Liang Guo wrote:
> 2010/6/10 Brian Milliron<brianm at io.com>
>> Thanks Robert, that is good info on spice, but not particularly relevant
>> to my problems with qxl.  They don't discuss qxl drivers at all on that
>> wiki and I already have spice working with vga drivers, just not qxl.
>> Maybe you can help me with the 2 puzzles Liang left behind?
>> 1) This git link: http://cgit.freedesktop.org/xorg/driver/xf86-video-
>> qxl/commit/?id=563f31ad081038ece8b5a5b525dd516fcd6ad0fd
>> Unfortunately I'm too green to know what to do with this.  The gzip
>> archive contains some source files but no make or configure files.  Do I
>> overwrite the previous source files with the new git source files and
>> use the old configure and make files?
> if you don't know how to apply a patch, you may just delete following line
> in src/qxl_driver.c line 1234, then recompile it
>      assert (((struct qxl_mode *)p->Private)->x_res == p->HDisplay);
>      assert (((struct qxl_mode *)p->Private)->y_res == p->VDisplay);
>> 2) His statement that "QXL Driver is included in debian unstable, you
>> may build it for you ubuntu."
>> Does he mean these drivers are unstable?
>> http://xorg.freedesktop.org/releases/individual/driver/xf86-video-
> qxl-0.0.12.tar.gz
>> Because those are the ones I currently have installed.
>> I tried using the ones he linked to here:
>> http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/pool/main/x/xserver-xorg-video-
>> qxl/xserver-xorg-video-qxl_0.0.12-1.dsc
>> But they require xserver-xorg-dev version which I don't know
>> where to get.
> you have not install xserver-xorg-dev, so you may not compile the dpkg
> package.  if the first methord works, please forgot this one.
> Thanks,
> --
> Liang Guo
> http://bluestone.cublog.cn

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