Re: leo on the SS10? and various buggies..
On Wed, 2003-07-23 at 19:29, synapse wrote:
> I've got a leo fb that I want to use. Does anyone know of particular issues
> using a leo with the SS10? X reports that "screen(s) were found but no
> usable configurations."
> also I tried all bit depths and the driver didn't seem to support them. Is
> this an X driver issue or an issue with the leo in the SS10... someone
> mentioned that leo framebuffers are "only happy in the SS20" but.. we all
> know that computers don't have emotions..... any light shed on this would be
I literally just swapped a leo back into my SS10 two days ago. It
worked fine with console and X earlier with Woody and now with Sarge
(XFree86 4.2 I believe).
XF86Config-4 settings = 32 bits per pixel, 1280x1024 res.
Perhaps the anti-leo+10'ers are concerned about heat. I don't run my
box for extended periods. No heat-related problems -- it's very
reliable in general. I put the leo in the upper SBUS slots, and I have
a network card below them. Two SM51 CPU cards. (Aside: This box is
very responsive under X with the leo.)
> I'm not sure if this is a kernel issue, but since I *just* got this box and
> *just* got debian installed on it I'm not completely sure what the best
> versions of whatever I should be using.
I think I'm using kernel 2.2.19 SMP. The kernel's framebuffer support
drives the leo too, i.e. I see two penguins when booting. No special
args to silo.
Do you see a Penguin? Then your kernel is ok.