Re: (EE) Unable to find a valid framebuffer device
On Mit, 2002-10-02 at 21:10, Marco Lombardi wrote:
> From: Michel Dänzer <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Subject: Re: (EE) Unable to find a valid framebuffer device
> Date: 02 Oct 2002 19:11:15 +0200
> > Either run radeonfb in console or don't use Option "UseFBDev".
> Thanks for the quick answer. However, I still have problems
> unfortunately... Namely:
> * I tried to use the module radeonfb. When then I start the graphics,
> there are no complains but the screen is unreadable (vertical lines
> appear as diagonal stripes; it looks like the "synchronization"
> problems that old TV set used to have... :-).
Could be disagreement between between radeonfb and the X radeon driver
about the pitch. Try another resolution?
> I tried also to play with fbset, using different resolutions, but the
> results I then obtain in X seem to be independent of the console
It is indeed independent. You should still define the modes you want to
use in the display subsection.
> * If I don't use the option "UseFBDev" everything is fine; however,
> several programs (ehm, actually games... for example chromium) do
> not work any more.
That can hardly be directly related. Chromium uses OpenGL, is the DRI
enabled? Do non-OpenGL games fail as well?
> In the worst case scenario I can live without UseFBdev; however, I am
> surprised that things were working so well on an old pre-release and
> are not working any more now.
What version worked? Are you sure the rest of your configuration etc.
hasn't changed since then?
Earthling Michel Dänzer (MrCooper)/ Debian GNU/Linux (powerpc) developer
XFree86 and DRI project member / CS student, Free Software enthusiast