new l-r-m for testing

Bryce Harrington bryce at
Tue Nov 13 18:52:32 GMT 2007

On Tue, Nov 13, 2007 at 09:00:54AM +0200, Timo Aaltonen wrote:
>  	Hi!
>    We've packaged a new restricted modules package for hardy. The 
> nvidia/fglrx -drivers won't work with the new xserver, and they also 
> conflict because l-r-m Provides: xserver-xorg-video, when it should be 
> x-x-v-ABIVER. Those are now fixed, and packages for i386 and amd64 are 
> here (no apt-support):
> debdiff and the sources are also provided, and here is the changelog:
> linux-restricted-modules-2.6.22 ( hardy; urgency=low
>    [ Bryce Harrington ]
>    * Add new fglrx 8.42.3 because it's needed for xorg-server 1.4.
>    * debian/rules:  Disable extraction and building of panel code.
>    * Drop patch 0-panel-qt-mt-i386.diff: panel no longer exists.
>    * Drop patch 2-ioctl32-is-obsolete.diff:  Does not apply any longer.
> The fglrx-driver is not perfect, for instance FireGL -support has been 
> suspended in 8.4x, but at least it works with the new server for those
> who need it. The nvidia-glx-new hasn't been updated although there is a 
> minor update to it.

Btw, in testing the above, a number of users have reported serious
performance regressions in 8.42.3.  I don't  know how widespread those
issues are yet (other users report good experiences).  I suppose it's
better to have a slow fglrx than one that doesn't work with the new
xserver.  I expect 8.43.x to be released within a few weeks, and
hopefully that will correct the performance issue our testers are


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