Phoronix: Nearly Two Dozen X.Org Drivers Get Updated
In time for the X.Org 7.5 release (whenever that may come), David Airlie has put out new driver releases for nineteen of the X.Org video drivers. These aren't updates to the mainline ATI/AMD, Intel, or even NVIDIA drivers, but some of the drivers for less common graphics hardware. The X.Org drivers that were updated include those for APM, AST, Cirrus, Fbdev, Glint, i128, i740, Mach64, MGA, NeoMagic, r128, s3virge, S3, Savage, SiS USB, SiS, TdFx, VESA, and Voodoo hardware...
It's nice to see even rare and old HW still being supported. Once there is a driver it stays around for a while. Now I still have to hope that the various ATI R600/700 stuff takes off and goes flying and that that VIA stuff would please finally work even on the age old CLE266.
I hope the ATI Mach 64 driver and kernel DRM are fixed and re-merged. I have an ancient laptop with a Mach 64 video chip that no longer works with recent distributions (X will hardlock the system after a while).
Does it have NSC Geode driver update? Last time I checked my Geode Thinclient would not load it's graphics driver under LTSP Ubuntu 9.04. The VESA driver makes the thin client unusable (300MHz Geode CPU...) but it is very usable under Windows XP