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#1 2005-07-07 18:03:50

Gullible Jones
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CONFIG_DRM=y as default - why?

By default, the drm module is compiled into the kernel... Why is this? It means that you have to recompile the kernel if you want to install a newer version of DRI. It would be better to compile it in as a module - that way, it could be used without a separate installation of DRI (for people with well-supported video hardware), or could be replaced with a newer version (for people with less well supported hardware).

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#2 2005-07-07 18:36:30

dtw
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Re: CONFIG_DRM=y as default - why?

bug report?  at least raise the thought - Judd'll probably not see it here smile

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#3 2005-07-07 19:59:49

phrakture
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Re: CONFIG_DRM=y as default - why?

I wondered this myself - though I don't have an ati card, I can't see the harm in defaulting DRM and AGP as modules... then ati users wouldn't have to recompile

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#4 2005-07-08 00:08:15

potentials
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Re: CONFIG_DRM=y as default - why?

Seems that the current kernel (2.6.12) has DRM compiled as module

CONFIG_DRM=m

Check http://cvs.archlinux.org/cgi-bin/viewcv … cvs-markup

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#5 2005-07-08 00:42:46

Gullible Jones
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Re: CONFIG_DRM=y as default - why?

Ah... Good... Unfortunately, the MM kernel doesn't. :x

(Why do I use MM? Because it allows you to control the PCM volume on VIA CM8235 audio hardware... Whereas the stock kernel drops volume control for DXS support. Who the heck uses the crappy DXS on CM823x audio anyway?)

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#6 2005-07-08 00:54:26

iphitus
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Re: CONFIG_DRM=y as default - why?

Gullible: Have you tried vanilla 2.6.12 with alsa-drivers? there was a new major release of alsa not long ago.

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#7 2005-07-08 01:22:04

Gullible Jones
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Re: CONFIG_DRM=y as default - why?

Nope, might try tomorrow.

Edit: Installed.. It rocks. The MM kernel is out the window.

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