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task #7267: Force video driver based on lspci result

Submitted by:  Jean-Michel Philippe <jmphilippe>
Submitted on:  Thu Dec 9 09:15:34 2010  
Should Start On: Wed Dec 8 23:00:00 2010Should be Finished on: Tue Feb 8 23:00:00 2011
Category: SystemPriority: 7 - High
Status: In ProgressPrivacy: Public
Percent Complete: 50%Assigned to: Jean-Michel Philippe <jmphilippe>
Open/Closed: OpenEffort: 2.00

Sat Feb 19 16:32:26 2011, comment #1:

A modified version of dexconf is available. It forces Intel/nVidia driver only. It does not test for a unique video card either.

Jean-Michel Philippe <jmphilippe>
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Thu Dec 9 09:15:34 2010, original submission:

As indicated in ticket https://gna.org/bugs/?17228, it may happen that video driver is not correctly set by the X server. This happened for an Intel and an nVidia chipset. We propose that in the case a single video is detected, its driver be forced if it is Intel or nVidia chipset, eventually ATI. We need to parse lspci output and extract both vendor and model:

$ lspci | grep -i vga
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82915G/GV/910GL Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 04)

$ lspci | grep -i vga
00:0d.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation GeForce 6100 nForce 405 (rev a2)

We should find tables of supported hardware in package descriptions. Packages are:

xserver-xorg-video-ati - X.Org X server -- ATI display driver wrapper
xserver-xorg-video-i128 - X.Org X server -- i128 display driver
xserver-xorg-video-i740 - X.Org X server -- i740 display driver
xserver-xorg-video-intel - X.Org X server -- Intel i8xx, i9xx display driver
xserver-xorg-video-mach64 - X.Org X server -- ATI Mach64 display driver
xserver-xorg-video-nv - X.Org X server -- NV display driver
xserver-xorg-video-r128 - X.Org X server -- ATI r128 display driver
xserver-xorg-video-radeonhd - X.Org X server -- AMD/ATI r5xx, r6xx display driver
xserver-xorg-video-radeon - X.Org X server -- ATI Radeon display driver

Jean-Michel Philippe <jmphilippe>
Project AdministratorIn charge of this item.


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