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Ya.. it's definately Intel's problem.
Their hardware, their design, their vbios. Other manufacturers just use what they get from Intel.
LCA: Updates on the X Window System
Posted Jan 23, 2007 1:48 UTC (Tue) by neilbrown (subscriber, #359)
The interface to these mode-setting glue chips is not standardised
so everybody does it differently. So for Xorg to be able to do
mode setting, it with has to know about how all the different glue
chips work (Which is what the new mode-setting branch of the driver tries)
or it needs help from the VBIOS (which is what the 'stable' branch does).
So maybe it is Intel's fault for not standardising the interface properly,
and very likely it is Intel's fault if you have an Intel motherboard, but
the situation doesn't seem to be as straight forward as one might like it to be.
Posted Jan 23, 2007 6:51 UTC (Tue) by keithp (subscriber, #5140)
The Intel driver has relied for far too long on BIOS-based modesetting, and after I joined Intel, replacing that became our highest priority. While initial support for LVDS and VGA was running early last year, getting the remaining outputs working correctly has taken a long time. Of course, all of that would have been a lot easier if we hadn't also been working on RandR 1.2 at the same time.
Posted Jan 23, 2007 14:43 UTC (Tue) by sylware (guest, #35259)
Posted Jan 23, 2007 15:51 UTC (Tue) by jzbiciak (✭ supporter ✭, #5246)
Posted Jan 23, 2007 18:02 UTC (Tue) by bronson (subscriber, #4806)
Besides, what should it be replaced with? LCDC? And then replace that 5 years later with LEDC? :)
Posted Jan 23, 2007 23:51 UTC (Tue) by gdt (subscriber, #6284)
Thank you Keith, as the Intel driver's BIOS calls are somewhat problematic on the Mac Mini (requiring the installation of the Bootcamp BIOS emulator, thus during-boot keystrokes are required to select the Linux operating system else it boots MacOS).
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