[TAG] Rebuilding an X Radeon Driver
ben at callahans.org
Sat May 8 22:37:28 MSD 2004
On Sat, May 08, 2004 at 10:44:26AM -0500, Chris Gianakopoulos wrote:
> Hi Gang!
(BTW, I'm going to be in Chi-town this coming week, teaching a class. If
you've got time to meet up for a beer or dinner, I'm at 443-250-7895.)
> Okay -- so my monitor is not always recoginized on by my bios at power up. So,
> I hacked my radeon_driver.c file (one of the source files for the radeon
> driver) so that in the "Monitor not detected!!!" case, the CRT case will be
> chosen. Yea, I know that can be dangerous, but, I'm a software cowboy
Damn! I just grepped /usr/src/linux/Documentation/CREDITS for a .in
email address and didn't find one; otherwise, I'd have had an awful pun
to spring on you... CTTOI, I have. At least for those who can read
between the lines. :)
> Here's my question. Can I just chdir to the
> "xc/programs/Xserver/hw/xfree86/drivers/ati" directory and type "make all",
> or do I have to be in the top level source directory (xc) and type "make all"?
Actually, we've had that discussion in here, in regard to module
compiling - if I recall correctly (and I probably don't), it was Kapil
who gave us the straight and skinny on it. You can't really hurt
anything by trying it, anyway. If the module doesn't require some
sort of an additional hook in the kernel itself, then you just issue
your "make" ("all" isn't usually necessary, since it's normally the
default target - or there may be a different default target that should
be run) and get on with life.
> I have gone to the ati directory, and it seems to build my driver of interest.
> I should know better -- I do embedded software for a living! Still though,
> we can all be primates with respect to certain areas of knowledge.
We should not be crippled by the knowledge that no one of us can know
what all of us together know.
-- "The Shockwave Rider", John Brunner
Welcome to TAG, Chris. :)
> P.S. I haven't purchased a DVI to VGA connector yet -- I like a challenge.
Cripes, you sound like _me._ This is NOT a compliment, mind you. :)
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