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Re: x configuration

On Fri, Aug 02, 2002 at 03:37:08PM +0200, Russell Coker wrote:
> On Fri, 2 Aug 2002 14:31, Ditch, Derek  P., MO-ARNG wrote:
> > 	Using X version 3.x for that card is gonna be a pain.  I'd suggest
> > using 4.1 and get the custom Savage chip from here
> > (http://www.probo.com/timr/savagemx.html).  They have a version for 3.x and
> > 4.x  If you use the 4.x version from xfree86 then you'll get problems with
> > system locking up when running some programs like staroffice and other
> > large java-based programs (java programs are the only ones I've noticed
> > that do this).  4.x is the version that has a common x server with
> > different "modules" for different drivers.  Hope this helps
> Brian May pointed out to me that one of the X screen savers will also trigger 
> this, Brian, which one is it?


It locks up X with 4.0.x and 4.1.x. Everytime. Guaranteed.

This has been reproduced on other thinkpads (one being a T20 IIRC), but
mine is a T21.

According to <URL:http://www.probo.com/timr/savage40.html>:

"People still report that the "blaster" and "critical" modes for
xscreensaver hang. I absolutely cannot reproduce this on my Savage/IX
with this driver; both ran happily for hours. "

However, with X 4.1.x, switching from X to text mode consoles
no longer works properly, so X 4.0.x is better for me.

> I solved the problem on my laptop by using the frame-buffer X server and the 
> VESA frame buffer driver.  Brian unfortunately doesn't have this option 
> because the vesafb driver doesn't support 1400x1050 (I only have a 1024x768 
> display which is well supported by vesafb).

Actually, I suspect isn't the resolution. Not only did I try other
resolutions (which also work find under X), and same setups other people
said worked fine, nothing worked (IIRC I get a black screen everytime).

(PS. Please CC to me as per the Mail-Followups-To header).
Brian May <bam@snoopy.apana.org.au>

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