[arch-general] libdrm stuck at 2.4.9

David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E. drankinatty at suddenlinkmail.com
Thu May 21 23:53:04 EDT 2009

On or about Wednesday 20 May 2009 at approximately 08:25:37 am Damjan 
Georgievski composed:
> Does anyone know why the i686 version of libdrm is stuck at version
> 2.4.9 (the x86_64 is up-to-date at 2.4.11)?
> http://www.archlinux.org/packages/?q=libdrm
> I don't mind it much, since I've compiled my own package, but each
> time I try to -Syu pacman wants to downgrade to 2.4.9 and it's a bit
> annoying :)


	I need to add this to the wiki, but for the radeonhd driver, I just got done 
with the process. Here is my cliff's note version:

Dependencies for building:

	pacman -Sy libdrm lib32-libdrm

Get and build drm, copy new libs to proper location:

	git clone git://anongit.freedesktop.org/git/mesa/drm drm
	cd drm/linux-core
	git checkout -b r6xx-r7xx-support origin/r6xx-r7xx-support
	make radeon.o drm.o

  (*as root*)

	sudo cp 
radeon.ko /lib/modules/2.6.29-ARCH/kernel/drivers/gpu/drm/radeon/radeon.ko
	sudo cp drm.ko /lib/modules/2.6.29-ARCH/kernel/drivers/gpu/drm/drm.ko

Get build and install the latest radeonhd driver:

	git clone git://anongit.freedesktop.org/xorg/driver/xf86-video-radeonhd 
	cd radeonhd/
	./autogen.sh --prefix=/usr

  (*as root*)

	make install


**The radeon driver is notorius for leaving bits of itself in memory even 
after rmmod and modprobe..., so just reboot.

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