[ubuntu-x] i8xx KMS video overlay support
Geir Ove Myhr
gomyhr at gmail.com
Mon Mar 1 12:23:56 GMT 2010
Thank you for the information, Daniel.
Yours, Geir Ove
On Sun, Feb 28, 2010 at 11:57 PM, Daniel Vetter <daniel at ffwll.ch> wrote:
> Hi Geir,
> You need the full 17 patches from 2009-08-11. The first 16 clean up the
> code and prep it, the last one implements drmmode overlay support. Of
> course, you have to remove the #ifdef's in the last patch that Eric
> inserted temporarily.
> This should work but I won't support it myself and investigate any issues
> that pop up. Due to ums/non-gem support removal in 2.10 the code has
> changed quite a lot, so I deem that a waste of my time.
> Yours, Daniel
> On Tue, Feb 23, 2010 at 11:02:19AM +0100, Geir Ove Myhr wrote:
>> Hi Daniel,
>> I know you're offline this week, but maybe you can give us an answer
>> to this once you're back?
>> We're considering sticking with -intel 2.9.1 instead of upgrading to
>> 2.10.0 for the upcoming release of Ubuntu, which will be a long term
>> support release. Of course we would also like KMS video overlay
>> support to work on i8xx. The drm part will end up in the kernel, but
>> what exactly do we need to backport from -intel in order to make this
>> work? Bryce has noted 7 Xv patches from you on Jan 7th. Would that or
>> a subset of those be sufficient?
>> Geir Ove Myhr
>> Ubuntu user
>> On Tue, Feb 23, 2010 at 10:04 AM, Bryce Harrington <bryce at canonical.com> wrote:
>> > On Tue, Feb 16, 2010 at 11:52:06AM +0100, Geir Ove Myhr wrote:
>> >> Hi ubuntu-xers,
>> >> One of our popular feature requests is support for accelerated video
>> >> with KMS on i8xx . This is especially important now that UMS
>> >> support is dropped. This will supported by default with the 2.6.33
>> >> kernel and -intel driver 2.10.0, but wasn't fully implemented when
>> >> 2.6.32 reached stable. Since many distros are using 2.6.32, Daniel
>> >> Vetter (who implemented the overlay support) has made a backport 
>> >> available for distros to use . He says Debian and Gentoo plans to
>> >> use this. Any chance of pulling it into Lucid?
>> >> : https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/395932
>> >> : http://gitorious.org/daniel-s-linux-stuff/linux-kernel/commits/intel-kms-overlay-for-2.6.32
>> >> : http://lists.freedesktop.org/archives/intel-gfx/2010-January/005372.html
>> > The 2.6.33 drm will likely either be backported outright or be available
>> > via l-b-m. So that part of the need should be taken care of one way or
>> > the other.
>> > As to the ddx side of things, I'm kind of liking the idea of sticking
>> > with 2.9.1, to preserve the ability for users to fall back to UMS if
>> > they need to for some reason. However, getting this bug fixed would be
>> > nice too.
>> > In looking through the git tree for -intel, there are 7 Xv patches from
>> > Daniel Vetter on Jan 7th. I assume one (or more) of these are needed?
>> > If we can find out, I'd be willing to look at backporting them so 2.9.1.
>> > Bryce
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