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Re: Patch for xorg ati driver ignored by Fedora

On Sunday 17 October 2004 13:54, Jim Cornette wrote:

> > X stopped working properly under FC2 on my Sony Picturebook (C1VFK) -
> > it was impossible to run with bpp greater than 8.
> >
> > But I recently found that there is a tiny patch
> > which completely solves this problem at
> > <http://freedesktop.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=591>

> Did this error happen after the -5 to -9 version change to xorg-x11? Or
> was this a problem before the very latest upgrade for FC2?

X has never worked on the C1 Picturebook under  FC2 - 
ie since the change from XFree86 to Xorg.
Many people have commented on this.

> I was surprised to see an upgrade for xorg-x11 for FC2. Anyway, the
> latest version for xorg-x11 is now xorg-x11-6.8.1-6 and the changelog's
> most recent date was October 12th. (development repo)

That is the version I applied the patch to.
(I also applied it earlier to the previous version.)

> Anyway, maybe filing a bug in Fedora bugzilla, which mentions to the
> freedesk.org patch and location, against FC2 might ensure the patch is
> applied to FC2.

I can't do that at the moment - 
I appear to have forgotten my bugzilla password,
and when I try to reset it I am told a "token" has been sent to me by email,
but if so it never arrives.
(I've tried 3 or 4 times.)

But I've written to some of the people mentioned in the source Changelog
in connection with the ATI driver,
so hopefully one of them will do the necessary.

> Keeping X up and running is a bit messy for some of the open-source
> drivers lately. The i810 driver is a real challenge lately.

Having glanced at the sources, I can well believe that!

Timothy Murphy  
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