Intel 965 and AGP

Novembre novembre at
Fri Jun 15 20:41:52 UTC 2007

Is it stable enough? I've read that it might hang if used with DRI. Although
I'll be perfectly fine with only 2D functionality in <>,
but it needs to be stable. Since I'm going to use this machine for a
university project doing heavy numerical calculations (so only 2D X is good
enough), I'm a bit reluctant to use the -CURRENT branch.
Is there any way to bring this functionality (making the operating system
detect agp) to the -STABLE (or even -RELEASE) branch?

Thanks :)

On 6/15/07, Tim Bishop <tim at> wrote:
> On Thu, 2007-06-14 at 23:59 -0500, Novembre wrote:
> > Hello,
> >
> > Is Intel G965 supported on -CURRENT? It seems that the chipset cannot be
> > detected as AGP by the kernel module 'agp' (it is a PCI Express chip in
> > reality, as far as I know), so 'i915' and 'drm' modules cannot be
> loaded,
> > and the driver for i810 cannot be used to start X.
> > Previously, I had 6.2-RELEASE installed, and that did not support the
> > chipset (no agpgart device in /dev/, no 'agp' kernel module loaded). I
> tried
> > updating some source files (agp.c, agp_intel.c, agp_i810.c, agpreg.h)
> using
> > the -CURRENT sources and patching agp.c and agpreg.h with Eric Anholt's
> > submitted patch ( see
> > ), but that
> > didn't work as well; no matter what I tried with 6.2-RELEASE, no agp
> device
> > was detected. Then I erased my -RELEASE install and tried -STABLE with
> the
> > same results - no agp present. So I tried installing 7.0-CURRENT (though
> I
> > could not install it, but that's another issue). Looking at the output
> of
> > the system while booting, it was the only time that instead of
> > ----------
> > pci0: <display, VGA> at device 2.0 (no driver attached)
> > ----------
> > I did get something else (sorry, I don't remember the exact output now,
> but
> > 'no driver attached' was not there and some hex address was present).
> Then I
> > tried loading the 'i915' and 'drm' modules at the loader prompt, and
> 'drm'
> > said something along the lines of 'no agp device present' (again, i
> don't
> > remember the exact message), so it did not load. This is all before
> > installing the 7.0-CURRENT (which I could not do), so maybe if I use
> Eric
> > Anholt's patch for agp.c, it'll work.
> That patch hasn't been committed as far as I know. I have that chipset
> working on 7.0-CURRENT with the AGP patch and XOrg 7.2.
> Tim.

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