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Re: Backporting some F9 packages to F8

I have ati RS485 (Radeon Xpress 1100 IGP) and it has lots of issues with the fglrx. In partucular the fglrx has problems with the 2.6.25 kernel. I tried the f9 live-kde system and used the xorg-x11-drv-ati-6.8.192-rc2. See my post here http://www.phoronix.com/forums/showthread.php?t=11148
Now everything is ok but I still have f8 because of the kde. I'm waiting for the 4.1 release.
In the mean time I decided to recompile the xorg-server-1.4.99-902 for f8 but it has so many dependancies. So i gave up.
And there are other packages (in connection with xorg-server) that has to be recompiled for the f8.

So I'm not sure if it's worth the effort to do such backporting. if you really want to try it, here is the list of the packages that I tried with the f9-live:



I don't know. It is so much work in order to make the latest ati driver work in the f8 and have dri and 3d.

2008/6/30 Adam Jackson <ajax redhat com>:
On Fri, 2008-06-27 at 11:28 +0200, Joshua C. wrote:
> Can someone backport some of the F9 packages to F8? Especially some of
> the following:
> <snip>
> mesa
> xorg-x11-drv-ati

We typically do not do wholesale upgrades of drivers in older releases.
There's just too much churn happening to keep up with it.  Mesa is
particularly problematic since it has complex build interdependencies
with the X server itself.  I hope to be able to change this stance at
sonme point in the future, but F9 is really the first release where I
might feel comfortable starting to do that.

If you have specific problems that are fixed by updating to newer
packages, we can investigate either backporting the fixes or updating
the driver.

- ajax

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