Re: X together with dual scan passive matrix PB display
On Fri, 29 Jun 2001, leif wrote:
> Steven Hanley wrote:
> > On Thu, Jun 28, 2001 at 12:39:19PM +0200, leif wrote:
> >>Screen card
> >> Card name: ATY, 264LT-G
> >> Card model: ATY,LT-G
> >> ROM card number: 113-XXXXX-1.0028
> >> Card revision: 128
> >> Card dealer ID: 1002
> > Oh, woops, I just assumed when you said g3 powerbook that it was a recent
> > one with a Rage Mobility r128 card or similar. I belive this card is
> > supported by the plain atyfb and the correct options (see the kernel config)
> > and hunt through the archives of this list for config options.
> Kernel config, is that a command [did not seem like]? I launched
> linuxconfig, through which I was able to reread the start up commands.
> There I could read about my graphic card the following:
> *macdisplay /pci/aty, 264LT-G
> *using unsupported 800*600 ATY,264LT-G at 82800480, depth=16, pitch=1600
> *console: switching to colour frame buffer device 100*37
> *fbo: open firmware frame buffer device on /pci/aty, 264LT-G
> I do understand some of this. But what I most of all would like to know
> is the nature of "unsupported". And what mens 100*37? I also suppose
Unsupported means that no real driver was found (did you compile in atyfb?) so
it falls back to offb.
100x37 is the number of characters on the screen (800x600 in 8x16 font).
> that if atyfb will work then th line which begins with fbo: should when
> configured read 'fbo: atyfb frame buffer device etc.'?
Yes, and you can also see it in /proc/fb.
BTW, it's `fb0' not `fbo' :-)
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