Re: Video RAM detection for X
On Mon, May 06, 2002 at 06:40:25AM -0700, Steven Tomcavage wrote:
> --- Michel D?nzer <email@example.com> wrote:
> > On Tue, 2002-04-30 at 14:54, Steven Tomcavage wrote:
> > > I am having trouble getting my PowerMac 6360 to run X
> > on
> > > Woody with anything greater than 8 bit color depth.
> > This
> > > was fine when I was setting up the system, but now it
> > is
> > > limiting. I am using an 800x600 display. I have the Mac
> > > side of the machine displaying 16 bit color at 800x600,
> > so
> > > I know it works on the hardware.
> > >
> > > When I look through the X log, it doesn't look like the
> > > correct amount of video RAM is being detected. The
> > machine
> > > has 1 MB of video RAM. I tried setting VideoRam to 1024
> > in
> > > the Display section of my XF86Config-4 file, but that
> > > doesn't seem to have any effect. Here's the line that
> > makes
> > > me question the video RAM situation:
> > >
> > > (II) FBDev(0): Hardware: valkyrie (vidmem: 468k)
> > The fbdev driver trusts the framebuffer device about the
> > amount of video
> > RAM, I don't think it could map more anyway.
> > If you're running OFfb (check in /proc/fb), you can't use
> > any other
> > resolution than what you boot into with that. You'll have
> > to use
> > valkyriefb.
> I looked and I'm using valkyriefb. I did some more
> searching, and it appears that the problem is that I am
> using a 2.2 kernel instead of 2.4. I tried to install a 2.4
> kernel, but I ran into some keyboard issues. I know the
> keymap has been changed in woody to use Linux keycodes, but
> I was running woody previously with the 2.2 kernel.
> I was also already using Linux keycodes in my 2.2 kernel.
> The 2.4 kernel that I installed (apt-get install
> kernel-image-2.4.12-powerpc) is trying to use ADB codes.
> Does anyone know how to switch this to Linux codes without
> a kernel recompile?
> I tried setting the kernel option
> "keyboard_sends_linux_keycodes=1", but that didn't work.
You need to change your default keymap.
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