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RE: XFree86 / framebuffer

Hi Henry,

I had the same problem with my 712/100 a few weeks ago.  Look in
/etc/X11/XF86Config-4 for a line like "DefaultColorDepth" and make sure it
is "8". According to a post to my question about this problem, most HP
graphics cards on work in 8bpp right now.

Thank you and have a nice day.

James E. Merritt

-----Original Message-----
From: Henry Schimmer [mailto:henry.schimmer@surfeu.de]
Sent: Sunday, September 29, 2002 6:36 PM
To: debian-hppa@lists.debian.org
Subject: XFree86 / framebuffer


after a complete new installation from the 7-CD-set Debian3.0 I'm suffering
from problems with XFree86 and the framebuffer. KDE worked together with the
0.93-prerelease of Woody on my 712-100 as well as on my 715-64/ without
problems. After installing the offical Woody (from the CD-set) and doing an
apt-get update/dist-upgrade (stable + testing) today, XFree86 isn't able to
find any devices / screens. 2.4.17 or 2.4.18-pa61, same problem.

715-64  : fb0 stifb 1024x768-8   (builtin, HPA208LC1024),
          fb1 stifb 1280x1024-32 (HPA4071A_Z-graphics)

712-100 : fb0 stifb 1024x768-8 (buildin, HPA208LC1024)

extract from /var/log/XFree86.0.log :

(++) using vt number 7

(WW) cannot open APM
(EE) No OS PCI support available


(**) FBDev(0): Using "Shadow Framebuffer"
(EE) FBDev(0): FBIOPUT_VSCREENINFO: Invalid argument

Fatal Server error:
AddScreen/ScreenInit failed for driver 0

So far, so bad. - Maybe an problem with the precomiled kernel ? -> trying to
compile it on my own : make dep ->

make[2]: Entering directory
make[2]: *** No rule to make target fastdep. Stop.

Wow, cool ... What did I make wrong ?


   Henry Schimmer

In a world without walls and fences - who needs windows and gates ?

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