Re: X11 server on alpha -- update
On Tue, Oct 27, 2009 at 09:23:25AM +1300, Michael Cree wrote:
> (...) There is an x86 emulator in the Xserver and it can read
> and use the video BIOS. On my Radeon 9200 the int10 code loads fine
> and I get the message:
> (II) RADEON(0): Legacy BIOS detected
> The Xserver can now POST video cards that the SRM fails to POST, and
> with the most recent kernels with KMS I presume even the kernel can
> POST Radeon cards that the SRM fails to POST (though I haven't tested
> that yet).
Well, completely eliminating xorg.conf and letting the server
auto-detect everything worked better than expected, but I still don't
have a working setup. Examining the logfile, the server correctly finds
XRANDR outputs VGA-0, DVI-0, and S-video. It can't find anything
connected to any of the outputs, so it sensibly (?) defaults to VGA-0.
Unfortunately, my monitor is connected to the DVI output.
I tried the following in xorg.conf:
Identifier "Radeon 7500 QW"
Option "Monitor-DVI-0" "Hennessy Generic 15"
Identifier "Hennessy Generic 15"
Option "Enable" "true"
but I'm still not getting a signal on the DVI connector: the monitor
powers down shortly after starting the X server. Also, the logfile
is indicating that the server is still trying to use the VGA-0 output
as well as the explicitly-enabled DVI-0 output. Worse, all the defined
video modes seemed to be mapped to the VGA-0 output.
(II) RADEON(0): Output VGA-0 enabled by config file
(II) RADEON(0): Output DVI-0 enabled by config file
(II) RADEON(0): Output S-video disconnected
(II) RADEON(0): Using user preference for initial modes
(II) RADEON(0): Output VGA-0 using initial mode 1024x768
(EE) RADEON(0): Output DVI-0 enabled but has no modes
(II) RADEON(0): Using default gamma of (1.0, 1.0, 1.0) unless otherwise
(==) RADEON(0): DPI set to (96, 96)
I suppose I could punt and move the monitor to the VGA output (and I
probably will just to see if that will work), but there should be a way
to force the desired behavior. Any ideas?