[Pkg-fglrx-devel] list of supported IDs

Patrick Matthäi pmatthaei at debian.org
Sat Aug 27 16:31:06 UTC 2011

On 27.08.2011 14:13, Ronny Standtke wrote:
> Hi all
> I have been trying out the new glx-alternatives system and I am very
> excited about it! It makes my live as a maintainer of a Debian Live
> based distribution that also includes drivers for proprietary GPUs much
> easier.
> One thing I noticed is that there seems to be no file in theon 
> [fglrx/nvidia]-glx packages with an easy to parse corresponding list of
> supported IDs. This is needed in the init scripts of Debian Live based
> systems so that the correct actions (calling "update-alternatives --set
> glx <whatever>", creating a simple xorg.conf file, ...) can be made to
> fully support the current GPU.
> So far I just extracted the list of supported IDs of the fglrx driver in
> the source file common/lib/modules/fglrx/build_mod/fglrxko_pci_ids.h and
> for the nvidia drivers in the corresponding readme files and put them in
> my own packages but this "solution" is very cumbersome, error-prone and
> and makes upgrading the *-glx packages difficult.
> So my first shy question is if there is already such a list in the
> official packages and I just did not see it and if not, if there are
> plans to add such lists.
> Thank you very much and best regards
> Ronny Standtke
> PS: Please keep me CC as I am not subscribed to the alioth lists...

We may generate on build a list with the PCI IDs, we just need a
location and a format for it :)

Mit freundlichem Gruß / With kind regards,
 Patrick Matthäi
 GNU/Linux Debian Developer

E-Mail: pmatthaei at debian.org
        patrick at linux-dev.org

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