Impending X driver deprecation

Adam Jackson ajackson at
Thu Jan 10 15:41:29 UTC 2008

On Wed, 2008-01-09 at 21:16 -0500, Warren Togami wrote:
> Adam Jackson wrote:
> > I'm grinding through porting the various X drivers to the new server
> > APIs, and I'm taking the opportunity to clean house a bit.  Here's what
> > I'm planning:
> Could you help to port the AMD Geode driver to newer API's?  It is a 
> very common chipset used in thin client hardware (as well as OLPC).

I didn't say I was dropping geode.  Implicit in this was that it would
be ported.

> > The ark, chips, s3, and tseng drivers are going away.  These are all
> > really boring early PCI chipsets that don't even have a 3d engine.  They
> > should be adequately serviced by the vesa driver.  (Note that there are
> > three drivers for the various S3 cards: s3, s3virge, and savage.  s3 is
> > for the old pre-Virge chips, 968 and Trio and friends.  s3virge and
> > savage are not being dropped.)
> Please reconsider s3?
> It is used by several of the thin client models selling today, and 
> Intel's "Affordable PC" reference platform that is being sold in large 
> numbers in the developing world (e.g. China) by companies like Dell.

No it's not.  I have one of those.  It's a sis chip.

- ajax

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