Subject: Re: i915 AGP support
To: Patrick Welche <email@example.com>
From: Jonathan Perkin <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 12/08/2005 18:26:14
* On 2005-12-08 at 17:53 GMT, Patrick Welche wrote:
> On Thu, Dec 08, 2005 at 09:49:32AM +0000, Jonathan Perkin wrote:
> > Please can people test that this works for their 915-based cards.
> > I'd also like to know that this doesn't break agp support for
> > older i810 cards.
> It appears to work on a 82915GM!
> > (still doesn't fix X on my Lifebook S7020 but that's another
> > story...)
> (.. and I still get f000:4a9a: 01 ILLEGAL EXTENDED X86 OPCODE! ..
> but again don't know if that is the actual cause of X not working as
> xsrc/18702 seems to suggest X should work anyway..)
Ah, not seen that, mine goes thus:
- Config from 'X -configure' gives a very weird corrupt display which
is allegedly 640x480. DDC failure is likely cause of resolution
(II) VESA(0): VESA VBE DDC supported
(II) VESA(0): VESA VBE DDC Level 2
(II) VESA(0): VESA VBE DDC transfer in appr. 1 sec.
(II) VESA(0): VESA VBE DDC read failed
- Wedge some Horiz/Vert values into the Monitor section to pretend
that my LFP can do more than that, I get a blank screen but
apparently it's correctly running 1024x768.
- Go back to original config, but with "vesa" driver. Get 640x480
but at least it works.
- Wedge values back in and successfully get up to 1024x768, but well,
it's the vesa driver...
So I can't actually test whether the AGP driver helps or not, only
that doing some basic stuff to /dev/agpgard works.
Someone with more driver-fu than me being able to fix the i810 driver
would probably be more useful than just the AGP bit. Worryingly a
semi-recent Ubuntu live CD doesn't work either so maybe this
particular model simply isn't supported.
Jonathan Perkin The NetBSD Project