Re: atyfb in 2.5.51

From: James Simmons (
Date: Wed Dec 11 2002 - 01:18:31 EST

> AFAIK, the X "mach64" driver in XF 4.* doesn't care about UseFBDev.
> Marc Aurele La France (maintainer of this driver) is basically allergic
> to kernel fbdev support.


> I don't know if happened with earlier fbdev versions for you, but one
> possibility is that X reconfigures the display base, and possibly more
> bits of the card's internal memory map. Either fbdev should restore
> that, or adapt to what X set. On R128's and radeon's, this is things

I will have to go threw the X code to fix that :-(

> > I have also tried aty128fb with some local patches to get it to
> > compile for my G4 powerbook. It also doesn't draw the penguin, and it
> > oopses when X starts, for some reason.
> Hrm... I'll have to test radeonfb... It worked yesteday in console (I
> don't remember about the penguin) but I didn't try X.

No penguin. That is weird. I get the penguin on my ix86 box.

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