On Wed, 28 Jan 2004 09:30:47 -0800
Tim Roberts <timr@...> wrote:
> For those of you who experience the weird refresh rate settings using
> the 1.1.27t driver on your ProSavage-DDR, there now seem to be TWO
> workarounds. The first, which I have been recommending, is to disable
> the use of the BIOS using Option "UseBIOS" "no". However, list member
> Christian Herzog tried an experiment in which he fetched the Savage
> driver source code from the XFree86 4.4.0 beta 2 code tree. After a bit
> of tweaking, he managed to get it to build with the rest of the 4.3.0
> source, and he says the problem is now solved.
Cool. I always had that problem with recent savage drivers. Disabling
UseBios was ok as long as I didn't activate the TV-out with s3switch.
> If you are interested in trying Christian's driver, I have plopped the
> binary on my web site, http://www.probo.com/timr/savage40.html.
> As a side note, the VIA-submitted driver source will NOT make it into
> XFree86 4.4.0 -- it will still be my code. The DRI code needs too much
> integration. The porting work is actively going on, however, so a
> solution is in sight.
Right. Alex Deucher is working on the 2D driver. Personally I have
doubts that the VIA code will ever make it into XFree86 in more or less
its current form. It's based on a very old version of your driver, so it
probably lacks lots of bug fixes in your newer drivers. IMHO using it as
a base for a new XFree86 driver bears a big risk of reintroducing many
old bugs. Instead I'd prefer to integrate new features from the VIA
driver (DRI awareness, XvMC, interpolating Xv, ...) into the current
driver in XFree86. I know it would be a lot of work (either way) so I'm
in no position to make a decision. Alex, what's your opinion on this
> - Tim Roberts, timr@...
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