fred orispaa - 2002-10-08

anyone working on making a driver for the i830 graphics card of the omnibook 510 (and presumably other laptops as well)?
the problem is discussed in these threads:
http://bizforums.itrc.hp.com/cm/QuestionAnswer/1,,0xccd199f08a51d61190040090279cd0f9,00.html
http://forums.itrc.hp.com/cm/QuestionAnswer/1,,0xa6691cc6003bd6118fff0090279cd0f9,00.html
and a solution is here:
http://www.animoi.com/~apiira/omnibook510.html
but this requires quite a bit of patching, recompiling, etc.
it would be nice if someone could work out a simpler way to do it.
also high on my wishlist would be support for the dock. specifically the dvd doesnt work. linux only sees it if you boot from it. presumably it doesnt show up on  a normal boot-time probe unless its in use, or something.