Re: [linux-fbdev] Matrox and XFree86 4.0.2 update
On 24 Jan 01 at 11:11, Ani Joshi wrote:
> I recently ran into an issue with the matroxfb driver and XFree86 4.0.2's
> matrox driver. Sometime in the past someone decided to use BE
> register access in matroxfb for BE machines, while this is probably The
> Right Way, it produces problems in X. I can use BE register access
> macro's in X but it was causing problems with the engine, perhaps some DMA
> issue although the dma BE bits are on.
Using big-endian on PPC was required by PPC users for compatibility with
existing XF_FBDev servers. Are you sure that there are no problems
otherwise, and that it works correctly on all PReP/CHRP/???? architectures?
And I think that matroxfb should return current driver's endianess to
userspace... Do we have some spare bits in fb_fix_info?