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Re: XFree86 UseFBDev & 2.6.0-test7-benh

On Mon, Oct 13, 2003 at 09:44:09PM -0600, Wesley Morgan wrote:
> I just rsync'ed the latest linux-2.5-benh from the 
> theorie.physik.uni-muenchen.de server today, and XFree86 seems to be 
> unable to find the framebuffer device when I boot w/ it. I have 
> /dev/fb/0 and /dev/fb/1 (using devfs; /dev/fb0 & /dev/fb1 symlinks are 
> there). X starts fine using 2.4.x and it starts (but behaves strangely) 
> using 2.6.0-test2 (stock w/ Debian patches). The framebuffer is working 
> because I am seeing the bootlogo on startup and video is working 
> quickly enough to make me think it is *very* unlikely that the OF 
> framebuffer is being used. However, when I launch XFree86 (4.2.1+; 
> Debian sid current), it says that a suitable framebuffer device could 
> not be found. When I change UseFBDev to false, it gives me a different 
> error and still won't start. Any suggestions?

Well, there were huge changes to the framebuffer layer for 2.6.x, so it
may well be possible that there are still problem.

Try booting in text console only, and run XFree86 -probeonly, and give
us the output of /var/log/XFree86.0.log.


Sven Luther

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