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Re: BZ #198121, #197145: Re-add dropped linux-2.6-drm-cripple-r300.patch to v2.6.17



On Thu, Jul 27, 2006 at 02:31:59AM +0200, David Nielsen wrote:
> I'd be very sad if someone crippled r300 now as it's finally working for
> me and I've gotten quite used to having compiz bling powered by only
> free software.

You could always re-enable it before with the patch applied with the 
module option allow_r300=1.

> I would strongly favor not disabling it since it prevents the code from
> being fixed. 

I agree I would like to see it fixed properly too.  I hadn't realized 
that progress had been made recently, and I'd like to help if I can.  
My laptop unfortunately doesn't have a real serial port, and the 
kernel cannot use USB serial devices for consoles that I know of.

Ultimately, if there are still some r300 cards that experience 
problems with the DRI support, then I believe we should still allow it 
to be disabled, perhaps by defaulting DRI to on and inverting the 
module option, e.g. disallow_r300=1.


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