Bug#342053: DirectFrameBuffer crashes on PPC systems if HW accelerated drivers are used
Sven Luther wrote:
On Sat, Sep 23, 2006 at 12:45:10PM +0200, Attilio Fiandrotti wrote:
looking at DFB's supported-hardware page
I did some try with my xgi card, and even though i disabled hardware
acceleration, this is a nogo. I ended up in a messed up text terminal (with
black blocks and â chars for the box borders and shadow).
So, it is clear that directfb needs not only the per-card drivers for
acceleration, but also for normal usage.
You're talking about per-card framebuffer devices, not per-card DFB
On i386 the vesafb device can be used in place of card-specific fb
devices and DFB will run unaccelerated on top of it.
Does a device driver equivalent to vesafb exists for PPCs?
That said, i couldn't find any kind of directfb log or something, so maybe the
above guess was bad, and something else funny happened, since that was with a
Usually DFB produces some debug output on VT1, can you get any info there?