[ubuntu-x] Final Maverick i830, i845g, i855 support

Eric Appleman erappleman at gmail.com
Mon Sep 13 22:18:27 BST 2010

  On 09/13/2010 03:41 PM, Bryce Harrington wrote:
> On Mon, Sep 13, 2010 at 12:22:48AM -0400, Eric Appleman wrote:
>> I'm okay with this. Do you guys want me to organize a hardware testing
>> effort to flesh out how well this ends up working?
> Would you mind outlining what you have in mind?
> Bryce
With pleasure.

Remember this? https://wiki.ubuntu.com/X/UxaTesting

We should duplicate that effort for i8xx testing and call upon the 
posters of the Maverick testing forum and Freenode to post their 

While the i8xx issues are documented in one way or another across this 
mailing list with respect to the current broken situation, there will be 
a need for a centralized location for such data on the wiki as the 
driver changes are pushed into the archives. It's not hard for me to 
imagine that the Maverick forum will get a string of "Just updated pkgs. 
WTF happened to mah grafix?" topics.

In my opinion, UxaTesting was extremely successful because you guys made 
it ridiculously simple for Ubuntu users to share their results in a 
detailed and organized manner. Editing a wiki and figuring out your VGA 
string are effortless compared to joining and posting on a mailing list.

I'm quite optimistic that what we may learn will be critical to 
evaluating the efficacy of fbdev+kms, bringing any potential bugs or 
freezes to light, and perhaps steer us in finding a more ideal solution 
for Natty.

- Eric

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