Re: Xfree86 from unstable
On Fri, 2004-02-20 at 20:40, Vincent Bernat wrote:
> Hello !
> I have tried the XFree86 4.3.0-2 from unstable with my iBook 700. It
> works fine until I tried some dual head setup. First, it clones
> automagically the display, but the chosen frequency is very low and my
> external LCD screen displays a distorted image. The console is then
> cloned too, with the same distortion. If I try to get dual head,
> either 1024x768 or 1280x1024 with my working setup, I get a yellowish
The yellow image is a known bug, Michel has a fix in his tree.
> Michel, do you know the bits from your X server that will make dual
> head work ? Is it possible to push them in mainstream XFree (or in the
> unstable branch of Debian) ?
> Moreover, what is the position of the dri-trunk ? It is versioned
> 4.3.99. Does this mean that it is more 4.4 than 4.3 ? Or the dri-trunk
> branch is not really related to the mainstream branch ?
The external display gets right if you remove UseFBDev, but then, the
internal LCD can get screwed. There's a possible hack to "fix" this
by hard coding the PLL value.
The problem is that the internal LCD requires a fixed PLL value, X
knows how to retreive this from x86 BIOSes, but that code won't work
for us. radeonfb has some hard coded values for known mac models.