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SubjectRe: multiheaded console: vgacon + matroxfb
On Sun, 3 Jan 1999, Gerd Knorr wrote:

> Hi *,
> I've just tried what happens if there are two VGA-Boads installed in my
> box. One is a s3 virge, the other a matrox mysique. The system uses the
> S3 board as primary device. I've booted linux with this command line:
> video=matrox:vesa:0x105,fh:64000,fv:90,novga video=vc:5-8
> Ok, system comes up fine. matroxfb initializes the second vga board.
> fbcon takes over vt5-vt8 which appear on the matrox monitor, the other
> vt's available as vga text console on the S3.

Way cool. I didn't know you could do that. Very nice.

> bogomips kraxel ~# xinit -- /cdrbuf/xc/programs/Xserver/XF86_SVGA :0
> [ ... ]
> Configured drivers:
> SVGA: server for SVGA graphics adaptors (Patchlevel 0):
> fbdev, NV1, STG2000, RIVA128, RIVATNT, ET4000, ET4000W32, ET4000W32i,
> ^^^^^
> (--) SVGA: Virtual resolution set to 1024x768
> fbdev: accelerator=Matrox MGA1064SG (Mystique), fb=0xff000000+4194304k, mmio=0xffbec000+16384
> (--) SVGA: Using XAA (XFree86 Acceleration Architecture)
> (--) SVGA: XAA: Solid filled rectangles
> (--) SVGA: XAA: Screen-to-screen copy
> (--) SVGA: XAA: 8x8 color expand pattern fill
> (--) SVGA: XAA: CPU to screen color expansion (TE/NonTE imagetext, TE/NonTE polytext)
> (--) SVGA: XAA: Using 8 128x128 areas for pixmap caching
> (--) SVGA: XAA: Caching tiles and stipples
> (--) SVGA: XAA: General lines and segments
> (--) SVGA: XAA: Dashed lines and segments
> Runs happily on the matrox mystique, even if it works as secondary
> display. Fully Accelerated. Patches against XFree 3.3.3 available by
> mail.

Am I reading that right? XAA still works, even tho the chipset is fbdev? Way

I have a G200. Will it work still with XAA, even thru fb?

Yes, I would like the patch.


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