Bug 9367 - Patch to ignore requests for loading obsolete drm module?
Summary: Patch to ignore requests for loading obsolete drm module?
Alias: None
Product: xorg
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Server/General (show other bugs)
Version: (7.1RC3)
Hardware: Other Linux (All)
: high normal
Assignee: Xorg Project Team
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Blocks: xorg-7.2
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Reported: 2006-12-16 10:28 UTC by Stefan Dirsch
Modified: 2007-01-14 00:17 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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libdrm.diff (899 bytes, patch)
2006-12-16 10:29 UTC, Stefan Dirsch
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Description Stefan Dirsch 2006-12-16 10:28:29 UTC
ATI/AMD just announced a new fglrx driver (8.32.5) claiming X.Org 7.2
support. It has been developed and tested with openSUSE 10.2, which
still ships X.Org 7.2 RC2. Unfortunately it turned out to be *not*
compatible with RC3 since the "drm" module has been merged into the
"dri" module between RC2 and RC3 and the driver relies on loading the
"drm" module, which now no longer exists. :-( The result is a driver
with DRI disabled.

ATI/AMD already has a fix for the next driver release (8.33). They use
a monthly release schedule. Question is if X.Org 7.3 final should
address this issue. There might be other drivers affected as well.

I've attached a proposal for a patch. Let me know what you
think. Thanks.

See also discussion on xorg ML.

Comment 1 Stefan Dirsch 2006-12-16 10:29:39 UTC
Created attachment 8139 [details] [review]
Comment 2 Dave Airlie 2006-12-16 15:29:01 UTC
7.2 RM can decide if fglrx matters or not.
Comment 3 Stefan Dirsch 2007-01-14 00:17:58 UTC
The patch is no longer required since fglrx driver release 8.33.6.

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