[lug] Re: Fedora 10 spec file(s) for building xorg

Michael J. Hammel mjhammel at graphics-muse.org
Wed Jan 7 19:43:40 MST 2009

On Sun, 2009-01-04 at 14:17 -0700, Michael J. Hammel wrote:
> I decided to take a shot at building the fix for the intel driver for my
> laptop (since MythTV is unusable with the current driver when run in
> dual head).  Turns out this may be no simple feat.  Aside from updating
> the kernel (the easy part) I have to build the newest branch of xorg
> along with the new driver branch.  Apparently you need the xorg core
> updated to 1.6 for the driver fix to work.  See
> http://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=17490#c12

Just a followup:  turns out it was a simple feat.  The bug is fixed, at
least for me.  I downloaded the intel driver and built it and libdrm (a
prerequisite) based on the information at the IntelLinuxGraphics.org web
site.  Then it was just a matter of pointing the xorg.conf file at the
new driver.

Details for those interested are on my web site:

Michael J. Hammel                               
mjhammel at graphics-muse.org / http://www.graphics-muse.org
When trouble arises and things look bad, there is always one individual 
who perceives a solution and is willing to take command. Very often, that 
individual is crazy. -- Unknown.

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