Very bad status of hardware (especially wifi) support in ubuntu, due to the too many accumulated regressions

Mackenzie Morgan macoafi at gmail.com
Tue Nov 11 01:13:52 GMT 2008


On Mon, 2008-11-10 at 17:05 -0800, Bryce Harrington wrote:
> > However, I am beginning to think that all the cases I know are i945 -  
> > execpt for the aforementioned old laptop about which - frankly - I don't  
> > care at all :) So perhaps "my" bug will solve most of the other ones  
> > regarding VGA out.
> 
> Possibly.  VGA out issues tend to be extremely HW-specific.  I could
> believe there could be a VGA out issue affecting just 945 chips.  That
> said, I haven't seen the issue on the spare 945 laptop I have on hand.

The issue doesn't affect all 945 chips.  Mine isn't affected.  There are
multiple different chips in existence labeled 945, however.  From
drivers/gpu/drm/i915/i915_drv.h:
945G: 2772
945GM: 27A2
945GM: 27AE

Maybe only one of these three is affected?

I do have to wonder if it is more likely to affect upgrades than clean
installs, as well.

-- 
Mackenzie Morgan
http://ubuntulinuxtipstricks.blogspot.com
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