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Re: Bug#341597: [ppc,d-i-gtk] installation report on b&w G3

On Fri, Dec 02, 2005 at 08:55:17PM +0100, Sven Luther wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 02, 2005 at 07:28:47PM +0100, Wolfram Quester wrote:
> > Hi again!
> > 
> > On Fri, Dec 02, 2005 at 06:44:04PM +0100, Sven Luther wrote:
> > > Well, obviously, as you have a rage128, not a radeon card, you would need
> > > video=atyfb:800x600 or something such. But then, if you had to use ofonly, i
> > > am not sure, but you could try video=ofonly:800x600@60, but as i said, i don't
> > > think it will work.
> > Nooo! I did not use video=ofonly! With video=ofonly I only get the crash
> > reported at the beginning. Not the blue screen one, but the one where
> > the graphical installer dies with sig 11, but leaving the sytem running.
> > Changing any option did not change anything.
> > 
> > video={aty,radeon}fb-parameters are ignored.
> > 
> > So all the screenshots are created with "install DEBIAN_FRONTEND=newt"
> > and then changing /etc/directfbrc.
> Interesting. This will automatically load the fbdev driver which correspong to
> your hardware. Can you go to console 2 and look at the dmesg output (pipe it
> through more and look near the top of the file, 20 lines or so down i think),
> to confirm which fbdev is used. We can then easily enough modify rootskel-gtk
> to desactivate accel for it by adding the right line in /etc/directfbrc.

# cat /proc/fb
0 ATY Rage128

snippet from dmesg:
aty128fb: Found Open Firmware ROM Image
aty128fb: BIOS not located, guessing timing
aty128fb: Rage128 RE PCI [chip rev 0x02] 16M 128-bit SDR SGRAM (1:1)
Console: switching to colour frame buffer device 128x48
fb0: ATY Rage128 frame buffer device on Rage128 RE PCI

To summarize:
I did not yet discover a possibility to make the gtkk frontend work with

using the standard aty128fb, the gtk frontend works if hardware
acceleration is disabled. There remains an endianess problem while
setting the colour palette, but this is only a cosmetical (nevertheless
nasty) problem.



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