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#176 2010-02-28 02:27:03

chris.griffith
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Re: Poulsbo aka Intel GMA500 drivers PKGBUILD

ypnos,

I don't have the link, but I searched the Arch forums and found an old link to someone who posted the old packages.

I am only using vlc.  I am not very knowledgeable on mplayers va api.  I think I read that the new IEGD drivers provide an va lib so not sure if mplayer can take advantage of this.


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#177 2010-02-28 03:19:21

ypnos
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Re: Poulsbo aka Intel GMA500 drivers PKGBUILD

Old Xorg can be found in kdemod mirrors, for example http://kdemod.iskrembilen.com/xorg-old/i686/
Mplayer-vaapi can be found here: http://www.splitted-desktop.com/~gbeauc … yer-vaapi/

You should give it a try smile
Basically, without vaapi you don't have hardware video decoding. It is also available for VLC: http://wiki.videolan.org/VLC_VAAPI#Intr … API_in_VLC

Both are available in AUR: http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?K=vaapi

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#178 2010-02-28 10:23:08

pie86
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Re: Poulsbo aka Intel GMA500 drivers PKGBUILD

Hi everybody,
I'm trying to make this **** video card work on my archlinux fitpc. I followeb every single step of Adam's blog post and I was able to compile the driver without problems. Anyway when i test the driver agp_test says

[argonauta@argo agp]$ sudo ./agp_test -v
Verbose mode.
Open device file:3
Testing ioctl for memory allocation
Testing ioctl AGPIOC_ACQUIRE.
Testing ioctl call for info init
Testing init info
 version:0.103,
 id:0x81008086,
 mode:0x0,
 base:0x3ffc0000,
 size:256,
 total mem:235008,
 system mem:235008,
 used mem:1
Testing mmap the device
Testing ioctl AGPIOC_SETUP
Testing ioctl AGPIOC_ALLOCATE
max memory: 64000
Testing ioctl AGPIOC_BIND

and then stops since...

[drm] in intel_getpages_2624, calling intel_getpages
drm_test:3259 map pfn RAM range req uncached-minus for 364ce000-364cf000, got write-back
[drm] intel_getpages Exit
BUG: unable to handle kernel paging request at f842e738
IP: [<f855967e>] iegd_plb_vm_fault+0xae/0x240 [iegd_mod]
*pde = 364a0067 *pte = 00000000 
Oops: 0000 [#1] PREEMPT SMP 
last sysfs file: /sys/module/iegd_mod/initstate
Modules linked in: ipv6 nfsd lockd nfs_acl auth_rpcgss sunrpc exportfs ext2 snd_seq_dummy snd_seq_oss snd_seq_midi_event snd_seq snd_seq_device snd_hda_codec_realtek snd_pcm_oss snd_mixer_oss snd_hda_intel snd_hda_codec snd_hwdep snd_pcm snd_timer fan iegd_mod snd video drm soundcore i2c_isch sdhci_pci uhci_hcd ac output battery sdhci button processor thermal snd_page_alloc agpgart i2c_core mmc_core led_class ehci_hcd usbcore r8168 pcspkr evdev sg psmouse serio_raw r8169 mii rtc_cmos rtc_core rtc_lib ext3 jbd mbcache sd_mod pata_acpi pata_sch ata_generic libata scsi_mod

Pid: 3261, comm: agp_test Not tainted (2.6.32-ARCH #1) SBC-FITPC2
EIP: 0060:[<f855967e>] EFLAGS: 00010282 CPU: 0
EIP is at iegd_plb_vm_fault+0xae/0x240 [iegd_mod]
EAX: 00000000 EBX: f732e980 ECX: f8560a58 EDX: 00000286
ESI: f85595d0 EDI: f6b93130 EBP: f842e738 ESP: e9ad9e5c
 DS: 007b ES: 007b FS: 00d8 GS: 00e0 SS: 0068
Process agp_test (pid: 3261, ti=e9ad8000 task=f6b9ae10 task.ti=e9ad8000)
Stack:
 00000fa0 ffffffff 3f800000 8b1cec83 00000010 c1046a40 f732e980 f732e980
<0> f85609e0 00000fa0 ffffffff f83c6c31 40044108 bfbaee88 bfbaee88 40044108
<0> f6b93120 f83c578b 00000004 00000004 e9971000 e9436800 00000002 00000286
Call Trace:
 [<c1046a40>] ? on_each_cpu+0x30/0x60
 [<f83c6c31>] ? agp_bind_memory+0x41/0xe0 [agpgart]
 [<f83c578b>] ? agp_ioctl+0x3bb/0x4a0 [agpgart]
 [<c11d99b2>] ? tty_wakeup+0x32/0x70
 [<c11e11f1>] ? pty_write+0x61/0x70
 [<c105b087>] ? remove_wait_queue+0x17/0x50
 [<f83c53d0>] ? agp_ioctl+0x0/0x4a0 [agpgart]
 [<c10f1cab>] ? vfs_ioctl+0x1b/0xa0
 [<c10322d2>] ? __wake_up+0x42/0x60
 [<c10f1e99>] ? do_vfs_ioctl+0x79/0x5c0
 [<c11d97b9>] ? tty_write+0x1c9/0x230
 [<c10e47b1>] ? vfs_write+0x121/0x190
 [<c10f2456>] ? sys_ioctl+0x76/0x90
 [<c10039f3>] ? sysenter_do_call+0x12/0x28
Code: f8 c1 e5 0c 03 6c 24 0c 2b 6c 24 08 2b 6b 04 85 c0 74 6a c1 ed 0c 81 fd ff 7f 00 00 0f 87 8b 00 00 00 c1 e5 02 03 2d 88 15 56 f8 <8b> 5d 00 81 e3 00 f0 ff ff 89 df c1 ef 0c 3b 3d 64 21 52 c1 0f 
EIP: [<f855967e>] iegd_plb_vm_fault+0xae/0x240 [iegd_mod] SS:ESP 0068:e9ad9e5c
CR2: 00000000f842e738
---[ end trace 1e979cfbe20c59b6 ]---

Is this related to the changes in #define CONVERT_PAGE_TO_GART(a)  phys_to_gart(page_to_phys(a)); ?
Have you ever seen this oops?

thanks
Pietro

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#179 2010-02-28 13:44:33

chris.griffith
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Re: Poulsbo aka Intel GMA500 drivers PKGBUILD

pie86,

I had yet to actually run this agp_test.  So I did just to see what my results would be.  I had no eror. I can say I have seen a kernel panic in this method iegd_plb_vm_fault before when I switch from X to virtual terminal, but not this exact trace.  I am sorry I can not be of help.

Also, there is a drm_test.  I ran that too.  This one I do get an error on: DRM module failed IOCTL info did not match

This may explain my instabilities.  I am guessing the IKM is not gonna work with my kernel DRM.

Please keep us posted.


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#180 2010-02-28 20:40:18

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Re: Poulsbo aka Intel GMA500 drivers PKGBUILD

Hello all, I've got an HD 3650 on my laptop ( Linux GLOBAL_fail 2.6.32-ARCH #1 SMP PREEMPT Tue Feb 23 19:43:46 CET 2010 x86_64 Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU P9500 @ 2.53GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux ) and im trying to compile the following package: drm-radeon-module-git-r6xx-r7xx-3d.
gcc return this error:

/var/abs/local/yaourtbuild/drm-radeon-module-git-r6xx-r7xx-3d/src/drm-build/linux-core/drm_agpsupport.c: In function 'drm_agp_bind_pages':
/var/abs/local/yaourtbuild/drm-radeon-module-git-r6xx-r7xx-3d/src/drm-build/linux-core/drm_agpsupport.c:520: erreur: implicit declaration of function 'phys_to_gart'
/var/abs/local/yaourtbuild/drm-radeon-module-git-r6xx-r7xx-3d/src/drm-build/linux-core/drm_agpsupport.c:520: attention : assignment makes pointer from integer without a cast
/var/abs/local/yaourtbuild/drm-radeon-module-git-r6xx-r7xx-3d/src/drm-build/linux-core/drm_agpsupport.c: In function 'drm_agp_populate':
/var/abs/local/yaourtbuild/drm-radeon-module-git-r6xx-r7xx-3d/src/drm-build/linux-core/drm_agpsupport.c:589: attention : assignment makes pointer from integer without a cast
make[3]: *** [/var/abs/local/yaourtbuild/drm-radeon-module-git-r6xx-r7xx-3d/src/drm-build/linux-core/drm_agpsupport.o] Erreur 1
make[2]: *** [_module_/var/abs/local/yaourtbuild/drm-radeon-module-git-r6xx-r7xx-3d/src/drm-build/linux-core] Erreur 2
make[2]: quittant le répertoire « /usr/src/linux-2.6.32-ARCH »
make[1]: *** [modules] Erreur 2
make[1]: quittant le répertoire « /var/abs/local/yaourtbuild/drm-radeon-module-git-r6xx-r7xx-3d/src/drm-build/linux-core »
make: *** [radeon.o] Erreur 2

I saw you've got the same error:
/var/abs/local/yaourtbuild/drm-radeon-module-git-r6xx-r7xx-3d/src/drm-build/linux-core/drm_agpsupport.c:520: erreur: implicit declaration of function 'phys_to_gart'

What can i do to fix this ?

Thx for your help.

( sorry for my english, im french ... )

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#181 2010-03-01 14:51:28

nicebloom
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Re: Poulsbo aka Intel GMA500 drivers PKGBUILD

error401 wrote:

Hello all, I've got an HD 3650 on my laptop ( Linux GLOBAL_fail 2.6.32-ARCH #1 SMP PREEMPT Tue Feb 23 19:43:46 CET 2010 x86_64 Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU P9500 @ 2.53GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux ) and im trying to compile the following package: drm-radeon-module-git-r6xx-r7xx-3d.
gcc return this error:

/var/abs/local/yaourtbuild/drm-radeon-module-git-r6xx-r7xx-3d/src/drm-build/linux-core/drm_agpsupport.c: In function 'drm_agp_bind_pages':
/var/abs/local/yaourtbuild/drm-radeon-module-git-r6xx-r7xx-3d/src/drm-build/linux-core/drm_agpsupport.c:520: erreur: implicit declaration of function 'phys_to_gart'
/var/abs/local/yaourtbuild/drm-radeon-module-git-r6xx-r7xx-3d/src/drm-build/linux-core/drm_agpsupport.c:520: attention : assignment makes pointer from integer without a cast
/var/abs/local/yaourtbuild/drm-radeon-module-git-r6xx-r7xx-3d/src/drm-build/linux-core/drm_agpsupport.c: In function 'drm_agp_populate':
/var/abs/local/yaourtbuild/drm-radeon-module-git-r6xx-r7xx-3d/src/drm-build/linux-core/drm_agpsupport.c:589: attention : assignment makes pointer from integer without a cast
make[3]: *** [/var/abs/local/yaourtbuild/drm-radeon-module-git-r6xx-r7xx-3d/src/drm-build/linux-core/drm_agpsupport.o] Erreur 1
make[2]: *** [_module_/var/abs/local/yaourtbuild/drm-radeon-module-git-r6xx-r7xx-3d/src/drm-build/linux-core] Erreur 2
make[2]: quittant le répertoire « /usr/src/linux-2.6.32-ARCH »
make[1]: *** [modules] Erreur 2
make[1]: quittant le répertoire « /var/abs/local/yaourtbuild/drm-radeon-module-git-r6xx-r7xx-3d/src/drm-build/linux-core »
make: *** [radeon.o] Erreur 2

I saw you've got the same error:
/var/abs/local/yaourtbuild/drm-radeon-module-git-r6xx-r7xx-3d/src/drm-build/linux-core/drm_agpsupport.c:520: erreur: implicit declaration of function 'phys_to_gart'

What can i do to fix this ?

Thx for your help.

( sorry for my english, im french ... )

Have you read the topic of the thread?:mad:
It is called "Poulsbo aka Intel GMA500 drivers PKGBUILD" and not "HD 3650 drivers PKGBUILD". So use the search function or open a new threade if there isn't one.
Sorry if it sounds a little bit rude, but I hate silly posting á la see where it will fit most, or there is a graphic card problem thread, so I will post my problem too. Some users subscribe to the topic and are rarely disaoppointed, when thy see, which new message was replied to this topic.
So please take a look at the forum etiquette and thinks like this in the wiki.

And for your error I only can say, that you want to compile a development branch, which is not up to date(in fact it is updated last a half year ago)  against  an up to date kernel. There are pretty a lot of things that could go wrong.
Also when you compile a driver from source using yaourt and the AUR is the best to place the Post in an forum, which is used for questions like this.
So myabe you take a look here: http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewforum.php?id=38 or here http://bbs.archlinux.org/viewforum.php?id=31

tHaNkS && wIsHeS,

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#182 2010-03-01 19:18:18

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Re: Poulsbo aka Intel GMA500 drivers PKGBUILD

Hi! I have an Asus 1101 (obviously with poulsbo) and I need to know which solution I should choose to make it work.

I read this whole topic, but couldn't find one clear approach... I mean, how can I make it work without having to downgrade packages? I need a stable solution.
Maybe someone would be kind enough to make a guide on this.

Thank you very much!

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#183 2010-03-01 19:25:34

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Re: Poulsbo aka Intel GMA500 drivers PKGBUILD

LuxFerre wrote:

Hi! I have an Asus 1101 (obviously with poulsbo) and I need to know which solution I should choose to make it work.

I read this whole topic, but couldn't find one clear approach... I mean, how can I make it work without having to downgrade packages? I need a stable solution.
Maybe someone would be kind enough to make a guide on this.

Thank you very much!

I have a 1101 as well. My solution: ditch Arch, go with Fedora instead. Except for a few glitches at boot-time the driver works flawlessly. I would love to have arch on my eee, but to be fair, Fedora 12 turned out to be a very elegant distro. And right now, getting it to work on arch is a lot more hassle than I have the time for.

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#184 2010-03-01 21:32:47

pie86
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Re: Poulsbo aka Intel GMA500 drivers PKGBUILD

No luck for me...
I tried starting X despite agp_test failed (btw drm_test is perfect on my pc)...X starts but screen is all black and keyboard become unusable. The worst thing is that no error messages are there in logs!

http://pastie.org/848781

No errors or ops in other log messages (I suppose hmm )

Have you got a xorg.conf working for me? This is my last hope.

thanks
Pietro

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#185 2010-03-02 03:54:40

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Re: Poulsbo aka Intel GMA500 drivers PKGBUILD

LuxFerre: Welcome to the club.  We all would like to have stable drivers that would run this hardware and work with latest Arch kernel and xserver, but that is not working out so good.  There is an older version called the "poulsbo" driver which is being used by other distro's (ubuntu 9.10, fedora 11, jolicloud, etc).  I even created PKGBUILDS (which are probably outdated by now) to build this driver for archlinux.  But again, we are forced to use an outdated xserver 1.6.  This is because of the binary portion of the driver from intel only supports this version.

Currently, I am trying to get the latest intel IEGD drivers working.  But even those are forcing us to keep xserver in an outdated state at 1.6

pie86:

my initial xorg.conf was nothing more than...

Section "ServerFlags"
        Option  "AllowMouseOpenFail"
        Option  "AIGLX" "off"
EndSection

Section "Device"
    Identifier "GraphicsDevice1"
    Driver     "iegd"
    BusID      "0:2:0"
EndSection

please let me know what the include paths are you are using in your Makefile to build IKM module.


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#186 2010-03-03 19:22:45

pie86
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Re: Poulsbo aka Intel GMA500 drivers PKGBUILD

chris.griffith wrote:

please let me know what the include paths are you are using in your Makefile to build IKM module.

Probably the wrong ones! smile I didn't change the Makefile present on nanoant.com blog, I just copied everything to /usr/src/ and everything built fine. I thought it was enought but I was ingenuous smile

What about your include paths?

Thanks for your help,
Pietro

ps: I was able to identify the kernel oops (http://pastie.org/851502) which is causing black screen and lost of comunication (between pc and keyboard).

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#187 2010-03-03 19:45:33

mulenmar
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Re: Poulsbo aka Intel GMA500 drivers PKGBUILD

I'm no developer, especially where Xorg is concerned, but just what is in Xserver 1.7 that we really NEED anyway? From what I can find, its major features are multiple pointer support (aside from an external USB mouse, who needs it on a netbook?) and Kernel Mode Setting (which I don't even know what it is, and things worked fine without it) support. And some bug fixes.

Why don't we create one megapackage that pulls in and installs the older Xserver 1.6 and the Poulsbo drivers, and installs them in the correct order? It would save the inexperienced-with-this-issue some work.

While we're at it, I don't see why we can't create another package that runs a script or something that sets up the uvesafb solution. It wouldn't have to pull in "outdated" Xserver components either, and when properly set up give about the same performance that the Poulsbo drivers do.

Hmm . . . if I didn't have new classes starting tomorrow, and wasn't trying to cross-compile an Atom-optimized system on my AMD dual-core system, I'd try working on all that myself. sad

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#188 2010-03-08 12:35:03

pie86
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Re: Poulsbo aka Intel GMA500 drivers PKGBUILD

Hi everybody,
good news for us. While it was impossible for me to make the IEGD driver (compiled the nanoant blog way) work, I succeded in patching vanilla kernel 2.6.12 with fitpc ubuntu patch (opportunely modified). Now I finaly have a working kernel with IEGD driver from fitpc patch.

I'll post the patch and the kernel in a wiki page as soon as I can. If you need the compiled kernel (for fitpc only) pm me.

Bye
Pie

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#189 2010-03-08 12:58:47

ypnos
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Re: Poulsbo aka Intel GMA500 drivers PKGBUILD

Wow, that's awesome. You took the time and did the hard work on this tedious task! Thank you very much. Looking forward to try it out soon!

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#190 2010-03-09 11:11:32

pie86
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Re: Poulsbo aka Intel GMA500 drivers PKGBUILD

ypnos wrote:

did the hard work on this tedious task

mmm....not exactly...I just deleted all staging patches (patch lines divided by a factor ten) and all ubuntu staff. Then I applied the patch to the kernel, configured a minimal system, and, despite of patching errors, everything went fine.

Kernel works fine and the video driver seems ok (switching between tty and X gives no problem) however I was unable to test video acceleration since mplayer-libvaa fails to build.

I'll upload my version of the patch as soon as I can on gitorious but I' quite busy these days becouse I'm going to have an exam next week.

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#191 2010-03-09 12:19:55

ypnos
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Re: Poulsbo aka Intel GMA500 drivers PKGBUILD

Don't forget to send me the compiled kernel please. I will try libva for you while you prepare the exam. Good luck with that!

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#192 2010-03-09 21:42:09

pie86
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Re: Poulsbo aka Intel GMA500 drivers PKGBUILD

As promised here's some news. I've uploaded a smaller fitpc-kernel patch without staging drivers (means no wireless card for fitpc owners) and two tools to make patching work easy:
http://www.bonfus.org/wiki/doku.php?id= … _for_fitpc

I was able to compile a working kernel with video support just patching drm and gpio. I think that applaying IEGD kernel patches to the kernel would be the same but for the moment I'll go ahaed with the fitpc patch way since it offers a lot of improvements specific for my platform.

bye
pietro

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#193 2010-03-12 20:31:30

pie86
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Re: Poulsbo aka Intel GMA500 drivers PKGBUILD

Could it be a good idea make a PKGBUILD that compiles kernel 2.6.31 with IEGD driver? Would it break intel t.o.s.? I don't think so since I was able to get that patch from fitpc download page...anyway let me know what you think about it.

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#194 2010-03-13 13:55:28

jerryluc
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Re: Poulsbo aka Intel GMA500 drivers PKGBUILD

Do I still have to downgrade any Xorg packages?

I think a PKGBUILD would be great!

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#195 2010-03-13 15:10:48

ypnos
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Re: Poulsbo aka Intel GMA500 drivers PKGBUILD

Hello,

yes downgrade is still necessary. Pie86 was so kind to provide me with his patched fit-pc2 kernel tree. His internet upstream is quite limited. Therefore I provide you his work on a webserver:

http://fopref.meinungsverstaerker.de/di … ed.tar.bz2

To decrease file size, I stripped all intermediate object files. The bzImage is still there, as are all the module (.ko) files. So make modules_install should still work. But you may rebuild everything anyway. This is basically nothing else than applying the patch he already provided to the kernel and then compile. I just make it available for convenience so you get something in your hands that should "just work".

I reasoned a little bit about the licensing (terms of service) issues.
1. Providing a PKGBUILD is no problem at all, it is just a recipe that does not contain any of intel's property. No issue at least in the European Union where we reside.
2. Providing the kernel patches may be an issue in first sight. However, these drivers are provided in binary form as kernel modules (by Fit-PC2 repository). This implies that they have to be GPL! I looked through the files, they are properly GPLv2 licensed. Which means that we are allowed to share them under the same license. Above package is also, as stated inside, shared with you under GPLv2.


Have fun!

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#196 2010-03-14 00:10:05

pie86
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Re: Poulsbo aka Intel GMA500 drivers PKGBUILD

Hi,
this is my first try with Arch packaging and probably I've done some mistakes. Anyway I assembled a PKGBUILD with relative files and it's here:
http://www.bonfus.org/box/kernel26-iegd.tar.bz2

It's adapted from this one: http://aur.archlinux.org/packages.php?ID=31893

Config files must be replaced since I just copied them from the package above and from my machine (64 bit one). It would be great if someone could provide correct default configs for 2.6.31 kernel.

good night,
pietro

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#197 2010-03-16 05:39:39

mulenmar
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Re: Poulsbo aka Intel GMA500 drivers PKGBUILD

Note to those using ixar's repository of the Poulsbo (ie not the new IEGD) driver: I had to manually download psb-kernel-module, extract the contents, and

# cp ./lib/modules/2.6.30-ARCH/extra/* /lib/modules/2.6.30-ARCH/kernel/
# depmod -a
# modprobe psb

to get things to work. I could've sworn that I didn't have to do that before. sad

What's worse, after upgrading everything and trying the same copy-the-module & run depmod trick, the 2.6.32-ARCH kernel doesn't work with it.

FATAL: Error inserting psb (/lib/modules/2.6.32-ARCH/kernel/psb.ko): Invalid module format

I feel as if I'm forgetting to do something on that, though.

I'm beginning to feel that as long as I can get suspend/resume working properly again, I'm just going to write down how I did it, install the packages I want, and back up the entire system someplace. tongue hmm


chris.griffith, your psb-kmod package doesn't compile when I try to use:

yaourt -S psb-kmod

Unfortunately, the tips provided by others to fix it don't work either. I tried with the 2.6.32-ARCH kernel, a 2.6.33 I compiled earlier, and a clean, straight-from-the-img-file-no-updates 2.6.30-ARCH system. I have no clue what's gone wrong, I'm sure it used to work.

Of course, I don't want to divert your energies from helping with the IEGD driver, especially since I can't build/extract that under Wine because of a GUI button that won't undisable (darn bugs).

OT, and also to chris.griffith: where is that avatar picture from, it's driving me nuts that I can't remember! big_smile

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#198 2010-03-16 05:53:16

mulenmar
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Re: Poulsbo aka Intel GMA500 drivers PKGBUILD

Since both drivers (the older psb Pouslbo driver and the new IEGD drivers) seem to still have issues, perhaps a separate "development" thread for one or both of them would be appropriate. It would help with organizatation, at the very least. This thread is already eight pages long, and as of now seems to have the workings-on of THREE separate methods, and the "SOS here's my problem" posts besides. cool

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#199 2010-03-16 11:33:19

chris.griffith
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Re: Poulsbo aka Intel GMA500 drivers PKGBUILD

I need to update the psb drivers in AUR, but have not done it yet.  It is on my list o' things to do...

I was really hoping to not have to maintain the psb drivers.  Meaning, I was hoping that by now, intel or whomever would have something else better as was rumored.  But I understand we still need to have something workable in Arch.
I would sugest (as far as this thread is concerned) that as soon as I can update the psb packages in AUR to work with latest arch kernel, I'll start  a new thread just for the psb package builds.

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#200 2010-03-16 11:44:11

pie86
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Registered: 2009-09-06
Posts: 69

Re: Poulsbo aka Intel GMA500 drivers PKGBUILD

I do not know how psb driver behave since I never had it running but I can assure that IEGD patch on kernel 2.6.31 works great! No flicker, no kernel oops even when switching from tty to X and good video decoding throught libva.

I'm working on a PKGBUILD to automate kernel compilation and installation but I need default .config for 2.6.31 kernel and first of all more spare time!!:)

You can find iegd patch here: http://www.bonfus.org/box/kernel26-iegd.tar.bz2 .

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