x11-drivers/xf86-video-mga: current issues
wblock at wonkity.com
Fri Jan 18 08:13:16 PST 2008
On Fri, 17 Jan 2008, Peter Much wrote:
> So, while the matters concerning ports/117726 (which looks to me
> concerning more or less the question if one is willing to use xrandr)
> seem to be widely discussed, the other problem (ports/116851, i.e.
> the card not reading BIOS information), seems now to be in the status
> "closed unsolved", and no one seems to care about anymore.(?!)
The bug with xorg not reading the MGA video BIOS is an old X bug. The
next port version of xorg on FreeBSD should use libpciaccess, which will
make that hack unnecessary. Leaving 116851 open would be a bit
misleading, since it's not a FreeBSD bug.
> 4. As there seems to exist the opinion that this problem belongs
> to Xorg maintainers (and as I have the strong opinion that before
> creating fixes one should figure out what made the problem arise
> in the first place - especially with things that did already work
> at an earlier time): is there an involvement of Xorg maintainers
> in this matter? (I searched, but did not find any comment on
I've encouraged peole with modeline problems to either enter bug reports
in bugs.freedesktop.org or contact Tilman Sauerbeck. I can't find any
mga modeline bug reports there, maybe just searching badly.
A few days ago I sent an email to Tilman Sauerbeck about the modeline
problem, but it's hard to provide specifics when the bug is in a feature
I don't use. Hopefully others have also contacted him.
It would be nice to get the problems fixed before the next xorg release
so we don't have to go through the xrandr-1.2 pain all over again.
If anyone wants to work on mga-1.9.100 directly, I'd be willing to help
test. Come to think of it, a test case that demonstrates the modeline
problem would be nice.
-Warren Block * Rapid City, South Dakota USA
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