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From: Mark Knecht <markknecht@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] Re: xorg-server-1.5 update/old kernel+old fglrx
Date: Tue, 23 Jun 2009 23:40:24
In Reply to: [gentoo-user] Re: xorg-server-1.5 update/old kernel+old fglrx by Nikos Chantziaras
1 On Tue, Jun 23, 2009 at 4:27 PM, Nikos Chantziaras<realnc@×××××.de> wrote:
2 > On 06/24/2009 02:20 AM, Mark Knecht wrote:
3 >>
4 >> Hi all,
5 >>    Main question is whether there is any change in the way I select
6 >> the fglrx driver with xorg-server-1.5?
7 >>
8 >>    I have a big emerge running on one of my MythTV frontends that uses
9 >> an old 2.6.19 kernel with an old 8.28 ati-driver package. The machine
10 >> does not use a keyboard or mouse. I cannot update either the kernel or
11 >> the ati-driver for hardware support reasons. When the emerge is
12 >> finished in a couple of hours do I need to change the xorg.conf file
13 >> at all to use the server with the fglrx driver or will it just work?
14 >
15 > There's a pretty big chance that 8.28 is so old that it does not support
16 > xorg-server 1.5 at all.  That means you can't use xorg-server 1.5.  And if
17 > you're not prepared to update your kernel, then the xorg native driver
18 > (xf86-video-ati) is out of the question too.
19 >
20 > It looks to me you'll have to keep using the older xorg-server.
21 >
22 >
23 >
25 Thanks Nikos. I hope that's not the case or I've waster a couple of
26 hours because emerge didn't stop me from doing this. No messages at
27 all about anything like too old a kernel or vidieo driver.
29 It's almost done so I guess I'll just wait and then see how it goes.
31 There is no way to update the kernel as far as I know. The ATI chip
32 that's in the computer has an S-video output that I need to drive the
33 TV. After 8.28 ATI stopped supporting S-Video for this chip meaning I
34 cannot update ati-drivers. To use the 8.28 ati-driver package I'm
35 forced to use the 2.6.19 kernel.
37 Believe me, I'd like to update but don't know how to unless I buy a
38 new video card. I haven't looked in the box in a LONG time but I think
39 it's possibly PCI only, and then it's also low form factor so it will
40 probably be pretty hard to find ANY video card to fit it, but maybe
41 I'll look around in case I have to go that way.
43 Cheers,
44 Mark


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Re: [gentoo-user] Re: xorg-server-1.5 update/old kernel+old fglrx Mark Knecht <markknecht@×××××.com>