Comment 25 for bug 385658

Mario Limonciello (superm1) wrote :

So upstream is likely not going to take this patch in time for karmic, they would rather focus upon getting the X server to be able to fallback later in the detection process.

http://lists.x.org/archives/xorg-devel/2009-September/002019.html

I would like to propose carrying this patch (or at least a variation of this patch) for karmic, with the intention of dropping it during karmic+1 or karmic+2, basically whenever upstream would have the xserver more gracefully allowing falling back onto another driver.

I don't expect regressions in doing this, but if there was going to be any regression, the worst would be user's with the device ID's 00f0->00ff and 02e0->02e4 not being able to boot into the 'nv' driver, and falling back to VESA.