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Bug 126629 - Push x11-drivers/xf86-video-ati from CVS.
Summary: Push x11-drivers/xf86-video-ati from CVS.
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: x86 Linux
: High enhancement (vote)
Assignee: Gentoo X packagers
Keywords: EBUILD
Depends on:
Reported: 2006-03-18 00:11 UTC by Samuli Suominen
Modified: 2006-03-18 10:26 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Runtime testing required: ---

xf86-video-ati-9999.ebuild (xf86-video-ati-9999.ebuild,1004 bytes, text/plain)
2006-03-18 00:12 UTC, Samuli Suominen

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Description Samuli Suominen gentoo-dev 2006-03-18 00:11:25 UTC
I've experienced some lockups with combination of xf86-video-ati, DRI, EXA, Composite on R200 type of card.. so I'm giving a shot at xf86-video-ati, ati-1-0-branch now.

07:19 < benh> drac: use ati-1-0-branch
07:19 < benh> drac: trunk needs X from CVS but the branch has all the fixes

There is also option to performance boost (adjust balance of 2D and 3D performance);

       Option "FBTexPercent" "integer"
              Amount  of  video RAM to reserve for OpenGL textures, in percent.
              With EXA, the remainder of video RAM is  reserved  for  EXA  off-
              screen  management.  Specifying  0 results in all offscreen video
              RAM being reserved for EXA and only GART memory  being  available
              for OpenGL textures. This may improve EXA performance, but beware
              that it may cause problems with OpenGL drivers from Mesa versions
              older  than 6.4. With XAA, specifiying lower percentage than what
              gets reserved without this option has no effect, but  the  driver
              tries  to  increase  the  video  RAM reserved for textures to the
              amount specified roughly.  Default: 50.

So maybe Portage could have -9999 version of this driver, with KEYWORDS="-*" in it for quick updating? Or maybe you could push some of the fixes from CVS to Portage for version -r1?
Comment 1 Samuli Suominen gentoo-dev 2006-03-18 00:12:07 UTC
Created attachment 82442 [details]
Comment 2 Donnie Berkholz (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2006-03-18 10:26:19 UTC
I'm not interested in the additional burden of maintaining CVS versions of the ebuilds in addition to the ones that already exist. Keep it in your overlay, or feel free to contribute it to one of the more popular overlays.