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Re: XFree86 UseFBDev & 2.6.0-test7-benh

On Tue, 2003-10-14 at 05:44, 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?

I guess (why do we have to guess though?) that you have a Rage128
graphics chip and that you're running OFfb instead of aty128fb. You need
to get the latter running.

Earthling Michel Dänzer   \  Debian (powerpc), XFree86 and DRI developer
Software libre enthusiast  \     http://svcs.affero.net/rm.php?r=daenzer

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