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Re: Xorg 7 fixed on alpha

On Thu, Jan 25, 2007 at 09:46:03AM +1300, Michael Cree wrote:
> So questions:
> 1) Are there known issues with the tga2 driver/cards and xorg 7.1 ?

Well, yes; there's no TGA driver module! It was never ported to the
modularized driver scheme in Xorg 7.x.

What you are seeing, is a different server (Cirrus?) running on the
VGA chip that was put on TGA2 to provide text mode console. That
server is NOT running the TGA2 chip, and it is probably limited to
512KB of memory...

> 2) Is the blocky line issue on the consoles terminals a configuration  
> issue or something more serious?  Where would I look in the  
> configuration files to fix that up?

It's probably a matter of the save/restore of state by the Cirrus
driver is not working correctly on Alpha.

You've a MUCH better chance for satisfaction with ATI or Matrox
or Permedia based cards; those are known to work fine.

Good luck.


Jay A Estabrook                            HPTC - XC I & B
Hewlett-Packard Company - ZKO1-3/D-B.8     (603) 884-0301
110 Spit Brook Road, Nashua NH 03062       Jay.Estabrook@hp.com

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