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07.02.2007 16:42

New version of the Parhelia driver supports Linux 2.6.20


After one user mentioned in the Unofficial Matrox Technical Support Forum that the current 1.4.4.4 release of the Matrox Parhelia driver doesn't compile on 2.6.20 I was having a look at the code and found out, that it was a trivial change where the kernel devs removed the definition of SA_SHIRQ in favour of IRQF_SHARED. Below are the links to the new version, bumping the release up to 1.4.4.5.

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Comments added earlier to http://tuxx-home.at/archives/2007/02/07/T16_42_26/index.html:
Guest on 2007-02-07 19:32:10 wrote:
I compiled the 1.4.4.4 driver on my 2.6.20 kernel with no problem. Thank you for your great work.
Alexander Griesser on 2007-02-08 08:13:01 wrote:
You mean, 1.4.4.5, right?
Guest on 2007-02-09 19:54:35 wrote:
no... I really mean 1.4.4.4... is there a way to know the module version when it is loaded? the "dmesg | grep mtx" tell me a generic 1.4.4 version...

Vito from Italy
Alexander Griesser on 2007-02-10 13:58:04 wrote:
Hmm... that's strange...
According to your second question: I added support for displaying the
unofficial version in dmesg to 1.4.4.7 which can be downloaded at the
usual location.

Thanks for the incitation!

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