Re: XFBDev problem
Derek Homeier wrote:
> On Tue, 10 Oct 2000, Andrew B. Arthur wrote:
> > Uwe Muench wrote:
> > >
> > > I have a problem with installing X on a Powermac 4400/220 with a
> > > 1-button mouse connected to /dev/adbmouse. I installed the
> > > xserver-fbdev package.
> > Just wanted to point out that fbdev (aka XF68_FBDev in XF3.3 or the
> > fbdev driver in XF4) in my experience in both XFree86 3.3 and XFree86
> > 4.0 is broken on the Mach64 VT (assuming your using the atyfb.c from
> > Linux 2.4 -- as the one in Linux 2.2 is unusable (although the one in
> > 2.1.x is :\ )). It leaves nasty black pixels on the screen, and doesn't
> > refresh properly.
> Slightly different experience here. The latest XF68_FBDev in XFree 3.3
> was usable with the 2.2 kernels (mostly from BenH's tree), though the
> refreshing problems and vertical lines becoming slanted were certainly
The wrong pixels are probably acceleration problems which could be
circumvented with the "NoAccel" option, at the cost of speed of course.
> > That said, annex's "ati" driver in XFree86 4.0.1, crashes my box hard
> > after moving a window or closing a window with the Mach64 VT.
> Which one is that? I've installed Ani Joshi's latest driver from
Ani Joshi == annex (on IRC)
> penguinppc.org, and that only crashes the machine when I've booted with
> BootX (right on starting up X, in fact).
A known problem which can be overcome with a 2.4 kernel or with a patch by
Michael Schmitz for 2.2.
> When booted with yaboot, XF4 has a habit of spontaneously dying after
> 1 sec--10 min, but never harms the OS. Refresh and display is excellent
> however, as long as it's up ;^/.
That would be an X4 bug then, please report it with as much information as
possible to Ani or whoever he directs you to.
> > It should be noted, Xpmac runs pretty good with the Mach64 VT and atyfb
> > frame-buffer driver, except for a slight bend on the top of the screen
> > (and the fact the screen is a bit too much to the right). But all of
> > those problems, can be adjusted with the montior controls.
> Yep, and it's the only thing I can use now I have XF4 installed.
No, you should still be able to have the 3.3.6 xserver-fbdev package
Earthling Michel Dänzer (MrCooper) \ CS student and free software enthusiast
Debian GNU/Linux (powerpc,i386) user \ member of XFree86 and The DRI Project