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Old 04-27-2009, 08:21 PM   #1
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Updating xf86-video-intel for 2.6.29 kernel

I wanted to try the new kernel mode setting in the 2.6.29 kernel, I've built the kernel, but before I boot I need to get the new 2.6 version of the intel driver. The website ( ) says that the newest intel driver, 2.6.2, requires xorg 1.6, and the says that 12.2 runs 1.4.2. How big a headache am I looking at here? I figure all I would need is to download the slackbuilds off the source CD, and replace the two source packages, correct? Or is it a lot more complex than that?

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Old 04-27-2009, 09:11 PM   #2
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What 2 source packages? If those 2 include xorg-server then no. That wont work. You have to update a large part of the xorg protos and libs.
Cant you just use an earlier than 2.6.2 version of the Intel driver with xorg-server-1.4.2?
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The sources I was talking about was the xorg-server and xf86-video-intel sources, but I guess it might not be that complicated, the README in the updated video-intel source says it requires xorg 1.2.0 or newer. I'll try it out and see what happens.


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