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Re: XFree4 on Pismo

On Thursday 12 April 2001 16:15, Nelson Abramson wrote:
> Philipp von Weitershausen wrote:
> > <snip>
> >
> > ...
> > (WW) R128: No matching Device section for instance (BusID PCI:0:16:0)
> > found (EE) No devices detected.
> >
> > Well, the config file does specify the device driver, but not the BusID.
> > /proc/pci tells me:
> >
> > ...
> > Bus  0, device  16, function  0:
> >   VGA compatible controller: ATI Unkown device (rev 2).
> > ...
> Looks like perhaps you are not running with support for the ATI Rage128
> card?  Are you booting with "video=ofonly"?  In my log files, I get full
> device recognition, as far as what type it is anyways.

At startup, the kernel says something like
fb0: ATI Rage 128 frame buffer device on /pci@...

XFree86 starts, displays those funny blue vertical lines for about half a 
second, aborts and says:


(II) Module xaa: vendor= "The XFree86 Project"
        compiled for 4.0.2, module version = 1.0.0
Symbol xf86FreeInt10 from module /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers/r128_drv.o is 
Symbol xf86InitInt10 from module /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers/r128_drv.o is 
(--) Depth 24 pixmap format is 32 bpp
(II) R128(0): Memory manager initialized to (0,0) (1024,2048)
(II) R128(0): Reserved area from (0,768) to (1024,770)
(II) R128(0): Largest offscreen area available: 1024 x 1278
(==) R128(0): Backing store disabled
(==) R128(0): Silken mouse enabled
(II) R128(0): Using XFree86 Acceleration Architecture (XAA)
        Screen to screen bit blits
        Solid filled rectangles
        8x8 mono pattern filled rectangles
        Indirect CPU to Screen color expansion
        Solid Lines
        Dashed Lines
        Offscreen Pixmaps
        Setting up tile and stipple cache:
                32 128x128 slots
                10 2566x256 slots
(II) R128(0): Acceleration enabled
(II) R128(0): Using hardware cursor (scanline 3080)
(II) R128(0): Largest offscreen area available: 1024 x 1276
PEXExtensionInit: Couldn't open default PEX font file  Roman_M
Could not init font path element /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo/, removing 
from list!
Could not init font path element /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/, removing 
from list!
Could not init font path element /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/CID/, removing from 

Fatal server error:
could not open default font 'fixed'


Am I supposed to boot _with_ "video=ofonly" or _without_? If I enter that 
option after the Linux yaboot target, the kernel says:

fb0: Open Firmware frame buffer device on /pci@...
fb1: Open Firmware frame buffer device on /pci@...

Well, /proc/pci hasn't changed, XFree86 (just the server, startx or xinit 
hang and produce a processor load of 99%) says:

(II) R128(0): PCI bus 0 card 16 func 0
(**) R128(0): Depth 24, (--) framebuffer bpp 32
(II) R128(0): Pixel depth = 24 bits stored in 4 bytes (32 bpp pixmaps)
(==) R128(0): Default visual is TrueColor
(==) R128(0): RGB weight 888
(II) R128(0): Using 8 bits per RGB (8 bit DAC)
(**) R128(0): Using framebuffer device
(II) Loading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/linux/libfbdevhw.a
(II) Module fbdevhw: vendor="The Xfree86 Project"
        compiled for 4.0.2, module version = 0.0.2
(II) Unloading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/linux/libfbdevhw.a
(II) Unloading /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/libvgahw.a
(EE) Screen(s) found, but none have a usable configuration

Fatal server error:
no screens found


> > to the "Device" section of my XF86Config-4 file. Now XFree86 hanged and
> > couldn't even be aborted by Ctrl+Alt+Backspace. I had to reboot.
> > Then I saw the option "UseFBDev" in the Lombard part of the the device
> > section, so I just added that as well. Now the server started and
> > displayed some funny blue vertical lines on the display until it stopped
> > because it couldn't open default font 'fixed' (dunno yet how to solve
> > that problem).
> Well, that sounds like you don't have on the of font packages installed... 
> Are you running X4 from the .debs in unstable, or are you building it from
> source yourself?

I installed woody with the XFree86 packages. It is true that I didn't have 
any of the font packages installed, but the above outputs are _with_ 
installed font packages.

> > <snip>
> > P.S.: It might sound *real* stupid to you, but here's just one more
> > question: how for Christ's sake do I switch between consoles like under
> > PC-Hardware with Ctrl+Alt+F{1-6}?
> On a Pismo, unless you remap some keys, you press Cmd+Ctrl and then press
> and release the Fn key, then while still holding Cmd+Ctrl press an F key. 
> You might need to play around with the timing, but those are the keys (at
> least for my Pismo running 2.4)

So, you're running kernel 2.4? Can you do me a favor and send me
a) your XF86Config
b) your kernel config
c) tell me how to compile my own 2.4 kernel - I fetched kernel-2.4.3 and it 
broke during compiling

Thanks again,


    Philipp von Weitershausen
[ *pronounce: "fun Viters-houzen" ]

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