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Re: Amiga and Sarge: any hope to have X working?

On ma, 2005-10-10 at 02:41 +0200, Emiliano wrote:
> Hi people, please tell me if I should try harder or give up.
> I have an A4000 with 060, 112 megs of ram, and a CV3D, so I tought it was 
> reasonable to install debian...
> After many hours ;) and just a couple of CDs (3.1_1 and 2) I have a working 
> system, but I can't start X, I get many errors regarding symbols in the 
> "fbdev_drv.o".
> I'm using kernel 2.4.27-amiga as found on the first CD. I guess the 
> "fbdev" (as set in XF86Config-4) is missing from that kernel...

I don't think that's the case, it's always present in an m68k kernel.

You have a 68060, and I believe the module loader in X (XFree86 or Xorg)
still doesn't do cache flushing, which will cause the '060 with its 8k
instruction cache to fail. With other CPUs (especially a '030) things
usually work fine even without the cache flushes because its cache gets
flushed all the time anyway, and the cache is tiny anyway.

On my HP300 (with a '040) it manages to start X about once every ten

So no, at the moment it won't work. It's still on my TODO-list, but
close to the bottom since I don't use X on an m68k box much myself.

Plus it's a pain to compile X.

Kind regards,


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