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Bug#342053: DirectFrameBuffer crashes on PPC systems if HW accelerated drivers are used

On Sat, Sep 23, 2006 at 10:46:05PM +0200, Attilio Fiandrotti wrote:
> Sven Luther wrote:
> >On Sat, Sep 23, 2006 at 12:45:10PM +0200, Attilio Fiandrotti wrote:
> >
> >>looking at DFB's supported-hardware page
> >>
> >>http://www.directfb.org/index.php?path=Main%2FSupport%2FGraphics
> >
> >
> >Well, ...
> >
> >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 
> gfxdrivers, right?
> 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?

Forget it, there is something clearly wrong in my 2.6.18 based gtk-di build,
even the radeon has problems, so i probably did some error in the build. Will
investigate tomorrow.


Sven Luther

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