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Bug 158000

Summary: [PATCH] i915 drm module does not support i945G chipset
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4 Reporter: wingc
Component: kernelAssignee: Red Hat Kernel Manager <kernel-mgr>
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX QA Contact: Brian Brock <bbrock>
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Version: 4.0CC: jbaron
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[PATCH] support the i945G in the i915G kernel drm module none

Description wingc 2005-05-17 18:40:27 UTC
Created attachment 114477 [details]
[PATCH] support the i945G in the i915G kernel drm module

Comment 1 wingc 2005-05-17 18:40:27 UTC
Description of problem:

The i915 drm driver in the RHEL4 kernel does not support the i945G integrated
graphics controller found in recent Intel-based x86_64 capable PCs. The existing
i915G code in the RHEL4 kernel seems to work with the i945G if the appropriate
PCI IDs are added.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

Tested on most recent RHEL4 beta kernel (2.6.9-6.37.EL)

How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. try to get DRI accelerated OpenGL to work on a i945G based machine
Actual results:

The i915.ko kernel DRM driver does not recognize the i945G

Expected results:

Additional info:

Attached is a patch against the most recent RHEL4 beta sources (2.6.9-6.37.EL)
which adds the i945G PCI IDs and just uses the existing i915G code in the i915
kernel DRM driver. Using this patch, I built the i915 driver as a standalone
module for x86_64. I can confirm that with this patch, OpenGL is working
properly on my hardware (pre-production Dell GX620, x86_64, with onboard i945G

Comment 2 wingc 2005-05-17 20:45:29 UTC
See also the related bugs:
bug #157991 (intel-agp driver needed on x86_64)
bug #157995 (support i945G host bridge in intel-agp driver)
bug #157997 (i915 DRM kernel module needed on x86_64)
bug #158014 (support i945G integrated graphics in xorg-x11 i810 driver)
bug #158015 (support i945G integrated graphics in i915 DRI driver)
bug #158016 (disable debugging output to stderr in i915 DRI driver, x86_64)
Taken as a series, when these are all resolved it will be possible to get
working OpenGL acceleration in RHEL4 for the i945G integrated graphics chipset
on x86_64.

Comment 3 Dave Jones 2005-06-27 21:18:47 UTC
reassigning to product management

Comment 4 Jiri Pallich 2012-06-20 16:02:10 UTC
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