[ubuntu-x] Kernel v2.6.33 drm update

Peter Clifton pcjc2 at cam.ac.uk
Fri Mar 5 21:20:52 UTC 2010

On Fri, 2010-03-05 at 18:56 +0000, Andy Whitcroft wrote:

> From an Ubuntu stable maintenance standpoint we should be able to track a
> hybrid of 2.6.33.y for drm and 2.6.32.y for the remainder of the kernel and
> due to the separation that drm enjoys we hope to avoid major conflicts.
> Plug gaining the longest possible support from upstream for each part.
> This will also remove the requirement to install an LBM package to get
> Nouveau cleaning up the install significantly.  It seems likely that
> Debian and other distros will be following a similar hybrid approach
> allowing us to share the maintenance burden.

Excellent news.

I've been running such a stack for some time now, and it is pretty
stable. i965 shows some glyph corruption after a hibernate / resume
though, but suspend is very solid.


Peter Clifton

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Engineering Department,
University of Cambridge,
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