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Re: Xorg on Debian SPARC

On Tue, Apr 6, 2010 at 10:34 AM, <hankvc@lostwells.org> wrote:
The esteemed Joe Lannon has said:
> Blade 100, integrated graphics.  Stable crashes when starting X, every time.
> Testing and unstable work, but there are strange dotted lines all over
> the screen.  I have messed with the various options for xorg.conf,
> none of them make it go away.
> Works perfectly in OpenBSD/FreeBSD, for some reason.
> If anyone can help, great.  But I'm kind of assuming this isn't going
> to be easily solvable.  I'm also looking for recommendations of SPARC
> system/video card combinations that do work with Xorg on Debian "out
> of the box".
I posted a similar question about getting X11 started on an Ultra 1
Creator about a week ago but got no responses.  After looking at the
log, the xorg.conf file, and an xorg.conf file on a Solaris 10 x86 box,
I added
       Driver          "sunffb"
To the "Device" section.   I don't know if the Blade 100 on-board
graphics were FFB or PGX24 (like Ultra 5_10), so you'll have to pick the
right driver for your video.

I've included, below, the xorg.conf file I have that runs OK on an Ultra
1 200E with the Creator board and a GDM-20E20 monitor.  Gnome is dog
slow on this machine, takes a couple of minutes to come up, but it does
come up.

===========complete xorg.conf file=================
# xorg.conf (X.Org X Window System server configuration file)
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
# Edit this file with caution, and see the xorg.conf manual page.
# (Type "man xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
# package.
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following command:
#   sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

Section "InputDevice"
       Identifier      "Generic Keyboard"
       Driver          "kbd"
       Option          "XkbRules"      "xorg"
       Option          "XkbModel"      "pc104"
       Option          "XkbLayout"     "us"

Section "InputDevice"
       Identifier      "Configured Mouse"
       Driver          "mouse"

Section "Device"
       Identifier      "Configured Video Device"
       Driver          "sunffb"
       Option          "UseFBDev"              "true"

Section "Monitor"
       Identifier      "Configured Monitor"

Section "Screen"
       Identifier      "Default Screen"
       Monitor         "Configured Monitor"

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It uses the mach64 driver.  The only real change to a default Xorg setup is to set the reference_clock. 

I don't think there is any issue with the xorg.conf because the same one works perfectly on FreeBSD/OpenBSD.

(Sorry for the duplicate Hank.  Forgot to change the address to the list)

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