Re: XFree86 just broke on PB3400 (Fri 5/28/99 AM (US))
On 5/31/99 at 5:08 AM -0500 Hartmut wrote to the debian-powerpc list:
> > >Please test the new version; should be available in the next two days.
> Warning: the new xfree version is possible broken for some ATI boards!
> your old version of /usr/X11R6/bin/XF68_FBDev to a secure place.
> For the font problem: it is fixed in the newer version.
Data point: X is still broken on a PB3400, too.
I did an apt-get upgrade a few hours after receiving Hartmut's message,
which brought the fonts packages to 126.96.36.199-4 and the xserver packages to
188.8.131.52-5. startx (even when issued as root) still leads to a blanked
screen, then the X in the center, then within ~1s a fall back to the
console. (Error text below.) AFAIK, I'm using the exact same X settings
that worked through Thu 5/27/99.
Q: Are the fonts/xserver packages that were current on Thu 5/27/99 (US)
still available? If so, where?
(Because, alas, I didn't copy them to a secure place.)
Current xfree installation--text of error as generated by "startx
XFree86 Version 184.108.40.206 / X Window System
(protocol Version 11, revision 0, vendor release 6300)
Release Date: January 4 1999
If the server is older than 6-12 months, or if your card is newer
than the above date, look for a newer version before reporting
problems. (see http://www.XFree86.Org/FAQ)
Operating System: Linux 2.2.1 ppc [ELF]
FBDev: Server for frame buffer device
(Patchlevel 10): mfb, afb, cfb8, cfb16, cfb32, NCR 77C32BLT (accel), ATI
Mach64 (accel), IMS TwinTurbo (accel)
(using VT number 7)
(**) stands for supplied, (--) stands for probed/default values
(**) XKB: disabled
(**) Mouse: type: busmouse, device: /dev/adbmouse, buttons: 3
(**) FBDev: Graphics device ID: "Linux Frame Buffer Device"
(**) FBDev: Monitor ID: "Generic"
(**) FontPath set to
(**) FBDev: Using default frame buffer video mode
(--) FBDev: Frame buffer device: OFfb chips65550
(--) FBDev: Video memory: 975K @ 0x81800200
(--) FBDev: MMIO regs: 0K @ (nil)
(--) FBDev: Type 0 type_aux 0 bits_per_pixel 16
(--) FBDev: Hardware accelerator: None
(--) FBDev: No driver support for hardware acceleration
bpp = 16, depth = 15, BitsPerRGB = 5
(--) FBDev: Using cfb16 driver
waiting for X server to shut down
Mike James <email@example.com>
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