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Old 12-03-2007, 08:33 AM   #1
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latest i810 video driver


Does anyone know where can I download the latest xorg i810 driver version (2.2) ?

thanx a lot
 
Old 12-03-2007, 09:01 AM   #2
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Either by using the git command, you have a viewable repository here:

http://gitweb.freedesktop.org/?p=xor....git;a=summary

Or, as Debian has packaged it, they also reference the source tarball:
http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/pool....0.orig.tar.gz

Which distro do you use?
 
Old 12-03-2007, 09:29 AM   #3
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Fedora 7 or Fedora 8
 
Old 12-03-2007, 10:11 AM   #4
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Dunno these..
I was just wondering if they maybe have packaged it. Debian has but considered unstable.
Isn't it part of FC8?

Otherwise, grab the source and compile.
I hope there is no conflict with the xserver... you will know it quickly as it won't start
 
Old 12-03-2007, 10:21 AM   #5
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of course, there is a conflict with Xserver. I got a new rpm and it cannot wotk, even with --force.
Trying to get sources, but I am confused now: what's the difference between i810_drv.so and intel_drv.so? Which sources should I get? (there seems to be both...)
 
Old 12-03-2007, 10:40 AM   #6
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So you currently have a <2.X.X.X version (i810, after 2.0.0.0 its called intel) and want to go to >2.2 ?

To not break compatibility, in /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers you should have this:

i810_drv.so -> intel_drv.so

I meant ABI conflicts, the driver requires a minimal version for xserver.

I have this (seen in /var/log/Xorg.0.log)

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X Window System Version 1.3.0
Release Date: 19 April 2007
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release 1.3

(II) Module ABI versions:
X.Org ANSI C Emulation: 0.3
X.Org Video Driver: 1.2
X.Org XInput driver : 0.7
X.Org Server Extension : 0.3
X.Org Font Renderer : 0.5

(II) LoadModule: "i810"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers//i810_drv.so
(II) Module i810: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
compiled for 1.3.0, module version = 2.1.0
Module class: X.Org Video Driver
ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 1.2
I guess you shouldn't play too much with force..
If you need this new driver, you'll need a new xserver...
Make your test with FC8, FC7 probably is too old.

I'll try the 2.2 now cause I have problems with the 2.1
Hope I can answer back in a few minutes


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Which sources should I get? (there seems to be both...)
The one I provided (orig) comes from the source, freedesktop. This is not debian, it's the original one!

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Old 12-03-2007, 11:27 AM   #7
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It needs an upgrade of xserver-xorg which needs an upgrade of libc to 2.7

I'll wait a bit for the 2.2...

here is the link for the 2.1 original:
http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/pool....0.orig.tar.gz
 
Old 12-03-2007, 11:33 AM   #8
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Do you mean before 2.0 it was called i810_drv.so and after intel_drv.so?
Whey then there are both of them in the distro?
 
Old 12-03-2007, 11:39 AM   #9
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Do you mean before 2.0 it was called i810_drv.so and after intel_drv.so?
Yes from what I understood.
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Whey then there are both of them in the distro?
Strange, not on my machine.
Or are they exactly the same file?

As I said, my i810 is a link to intel_drv
In my xorg.conf I kept i810 so it's still working.

Section "Device"
Identifier "Intel Corporation 82852/855GM Integrated Graphics Device"
Driver "i810"
 
Old 12-03-2007, 04:01 PM   #10
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One is the soft link to the other? That's interesting. My understanding now is that i810 is older then 'intel' and that's why there are two of them. But having the old one pointing to the new also makes sense.

Anyway, thanx for the help.
 
Old 12-03-2007, 04:29 PM   #11
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And my understanding is that one require a specific version of xorg and the other another. So I wonder how these two can be found on the same system.
Unless they are the same file..
Would be worth trying to change the driver in xorg.conf

Fedora usually includes a lot of bleeding edge drivers, so FC8 should contain at least a 2.1. I guess..
 
  


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