On Fri, Aug 30, 2002 at 12:17:53AM +0100, Alan Hourihane wrote:
> On Fri, Aug 30, 2002 at 12:13:35AM +0100, Alan Cox wrote:
> > On Thu, 2002-08-29 at 21:29, Alan Hourihane wrote:
> > > On Thu, Aug 29, 2002 at 09:25:32PM +0100, Alan Cox wrote:
> > > > On Thu, 2002-08-29 at 20:46, Jens Owen wrote:
> > > > > Someone would have to have a very old kernel to find these useful. I'm
> > > > > okay with this being removed.
> > > >
> > > > Are they still needed for the GMX2000 ?
> > >
> > > To be honest Alan, I don't think anyone is actually using the GMX2000
> > > code. I've never had any queries on it, and it's never been fully
> > > functional either.
> > I sent you a query a while ago and you said stick to 4.0. Are the docs
> > for the board available ?
> O.k. Alan, so you were the first :)
> To be honest now, I can't remember when I last tested the GMX2000 with
> 4.1.0 or 4.2.0. I suspect it should still work, as the code hasn't
> changed much.
> The stuff that's in the DRI trunk brings the GMX2000 code upto Mesa 4.x
> levels but there's still a lot to do on texture support for the card.
> So if your serious about taking it furthur, ditch 4.0 and use the
> DRI trunk.
It would be really nice to have recent kernel drivers in the 2.4.x
family of kernels though, 2.4.19 still has the 4.0 code for the GMX2000.
2.5.x is ok, but it is a developpment kernel, and some things are
broken, and non-free drivers does not support them.
I think this may be the reason for keeping the 4.0 support stuff around.