xorg can't load qxl driver

Brian Milliron brianm at io.com
Thu Jun 10 08:48:54 PDT 2010


I got my x windows back.  I had to delete the qxl driver and copy over a
backup of the xorg.conf file I made, but I have restored my system to a
working state.

However, it seems manually editing the source code for that driver is a
bad idea. :)  If I were going to apply the patch as it is intended,
would that be done through git?  I don't see a .patch file in that
archive so I don't think I can use the patch command to do it.  Or would
I use diff to create a .patch file?


> 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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