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Re: X Windows and Intel i810 driver
Jason Stout wrote (in a message from Friday 14)
> I just bought a Sony Vaio VX88 laptop and I'm trying to get OpenBSD 3.1
> running. The laptop uses the Intel i815 chipset. Going through
> xfree86.org tells me that this chipset is covered by the i810 driver.
> When I run startx it crashes out with something to the effect of "Can't
> find i810 driver". The README.810 says:
> "This driver currently only works for Linux/ix86 and recent versions of
> FreeBSD. It requires the agpgart kernel support, which is included in
> Linux kernels 2.3.42 and higher and FreeBSD 4.1 and higher".
> Doing a google search for agpgart and openbsd shows me that Matthieu
> Herrb <email@example.com> did an experimental port for 2.9. I
> can't tell if it's been merged into the source tree at any point. A
> quick search for i810 through the changelogs revealed nothing.
Looks like google doesn't index OpenBSD lists :(
You should have found
> My question is, does OpenBSD 3.1 support the Intel i815 chipset? If not,
> are there any plans to have it working anytime soon? Can I pay someone
> to get it working sooner? Will Matthieu's patch work on 3.1?
- the LKM I ported to OpenBSD 2.9 needs some (minor) tweaks to build
and work on OpenBSD 3.1. It will work with the XFree86 3.3.6
XF86_SVGA X server only.
- For XFree86 4.2, there's another 3rd party patch. It's available
but also needs some adaptation for 3.1. You need to rebuild X with
'#define HasAgpGart YES' in host.def after installing the kernel
This code is intended to be included in OpenBSD in the future.