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Re: no display after pre-upgrade from F10 to Rawhide



On Wed, 2009-06-10 at 01:13 +0200, Nicolas Chauvet wrote:
> 2009/6/8 Adam Williamson <awilliam redhat com>:
> > On Mon, 2009-06-08 at 14:24 -0400, Bill McGonigle wrote:
> >> On 06/08/2009 01:30 PM, Adam Williamson wrote:
> ..
> >
> > take a look at hw/xfree86/common/xf86AutoConfig.c in the X server
> > source. That's where autodetection is done, you can see how it works.
> > Basically, ranges of PCI IDs, or single IDs, are mapped to specific
> > drivers.
> BTW, Is there a way to have theses PCI ID mapped to another drivers
> without having the whole Xorg-server recompiled ?
> For example, if I want to fork nouveau for some reason, to be renamed
> new173xx or whatever,
> Is there a way to map some selected PCI ID to this driver without
> changing xf86AutoConfig.c at compile time ?

I don't think there is, no. I don't think any provision is made for
overriding it via some external tool (other than writing an xorg.conf
file). But I'm sure the X gurus will correct me if I'm wrong. :)

We really want to avoid these cases of having six drivers for one chip.
There should be _one_ driver for each chip...
-- 
Adam Williamson
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