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Bug 2887 - ATI-Gatos ebuild should also include drm-kernel module
Summary: ATI-Gatos ebuild should also include drm-kernel module
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: New packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: x86 Linux
: High enhancement (vote)
Assignee: Brandon Low (RETIRED)
Depends on:
Reported: 2002-05-21 02:04 UTC by Rouslan Demianiouk
Modified: 2003-05-31 23:25 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Rouslan Demianiouk 2002-05-21 02:04:48 UTC
Ati-Gatos should include the drm-kernel module - it needs the recent kernel  
drm modules.
Comment 1 Thomas Raschbacher gentoo-dev 2002-05-21 13:39:17 UTC
The driver should not include the drm module but an extra package should cause
only the radeon driver needs the module.
Comment 2 Brandon Low (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2002-09-06 17:42:04 UTC
shouldn't this be something that users of the package select in their kernel
Comment 3 Pardsbane 2002-09-07 12:36:56 UTC
The version of drm for the radeon in the kernel will not work with the ati.2 
(gatos) radeon drivers. It needs the patched drm from the gatos project. I 
suggest that the ebuild install the drm-kernel, its not a big deal for 
non-Radeon uses, but it would help out the radeoners. 
Comment 4 Brandon Low (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2002-09-19 02:51:07 UTC
I gotcha, I'll find someone who uses radeon stuff... also we are working on
backporting the -ac version of the radeonfb to our kernels which might help you
Comment 5 Tom Prado 2002-10-07 11:07:55 UTC
I have a radeon 7500.  I can assist in testing if needed.
Comment 6 Joel Hill (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-03-19 17:13:43 UTC
I have a Radeon 7000 in this machine but you knew that lolo i can test whatever ya need also.
Comment 7 Brandon Low (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-04-19 11:36:30 UTC
Ok, scratch whatever I've said before, does the xfree-drm (I think that's it's name) package work for you folks?
Comment 8 Tom Prado 2003-05-16 11:00:44 UTC
xfree-drm is working like a champ on my radeon 7500. 

When I added myself to this bug, it was before I realized that ATI-Gatos is for TV card support in ati products, which my radeon doesn't have.  I'm thus rempving myself from this bug...
Comment 9 Brandon Low (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-05-31 23:25:09 UTC
Closing this bug, those who need it can merge the xfree-drm package to get the latest support for their video cards.