Glamo driver on Debian

Joachim Breitner nomeata at
Thu Aug 21 23:29:23 CEST 2008


Am Donnerstag, den 21.08.2008, 14:44 +0300 schrieb Aapo Rantalainen:
> I tested deb from on my
> freerunner:
> wget
> dpkg -i xglamo_1.3.0.0+git20080807-1_armel.deb
> No errors.
> Then I restart X and did't notice any difference. Nothing brokes but
> nothing works better.

As someone already pointed out, xrandr ought to work. And at least with
zhone and matchbox running, it did resize correctly for me.

> There are couple of things I want to check are they correct:
> A) Xglamo is x server. (like xorg is X server) [1]
> B) xglamo is dedicated to glamo chip (on freerunner) [2]
> C) xglamo based kdrive (xorg based XFree86) [3]

And kdrive is basically taking Xorg and compiling one binary that
contains a bunch of fixed drivers and configuration.

> D) om2007 and om 2008 are using xglamo
> D2) Debian uses xorg.


Jan Lübbe has tried to create this xglamo-beta package, but had linking
errors with tslib when compiling it. So if someone else finds out what
causes them and fixes it, nothing stands in the way of a proper Xglamo
Debian package.

This does not mean that it will be included in the official Debian
repository. It is based on an outdated copy of the Xorg source,
something that we try to avoid. I have heard that some people are trying
to make a “proper Xorg driver“ module for Xorg that can be packaged
separately, just like the normal drivers (fbdrv, intel, etc.) are
packaged. I’d like to see that happen.

> E) If I run xglamo on debian I must throw a way all xorg things. Like
> touchscreen driver xserver-xorg-input-tslib

You don’t have to throw it away, but it won’t be used :-)

Joachim "nomeata" Breitner
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