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Re: XF68_FBDev refresh problems

Trevor Stone wrote:

> I installed potato last month, and just about everything works fine.  The
> exterior of the set, however, is X.  Running XF68_FBDev at a known functional
> resolution (both through the mess o' possibilities in the default XF86Config
> and with one specific resolution), the screen is (usually and mostly) white,
> and nothing gets erased from it.  I'm able to see text from most of the other
> console ttys, even the text that was on them before the last reboot (if I use
> X early).  Everything runs, but it's hard to tell.  I'm also able to scroll
> (the mouse appears very infrequently) the screen up and down, viewing other
> console terminals, finding various programs launched by .xinit, etc.
> It looks like (from the mailing list archives) that other folks have had the
> same problem, but I didn't see any posts proposing a solution.

Sounds like trouble I've had on a Mach64VT.  The solution in my case will
(probably) be to use Geert's atyfb debugging tools to tweak some settings and
make it work, then add the new settings to atyfb.c in the kernel source.  No
fun. :-(

Check the archives at http://linux-fbdev.org/ for details.


-Adam P.

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