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    SubjectRe: short display with 2.1.132-ac3, matroxfb and XF86_SVGA 3.3.3
    On 1 Jan 1999 wrote:
    > In <> Linus Torvalds <> writes:
    > >Good. However, some interaction does seem to exist, as I've gotten reports
    > >of the Matrox X server being extremely slow to paint the screen with the
    > >new framebuffer code as of 2.1.132. That must be something else than just
    > >modeswitching.
    > I sent in one of those reports. Some testing I did over Christmas revealed that
    > the problem exists ONLY when I use the Accelerated X server (v. 4.1.2) combined
    > with the matroxfb framebuffer console.

    Xaccel is worse than XF86_SVGA in this matter, since at least XFree86 tries to
    save/restore video modes, while Xaccel insists on 80x25 text mode only.



    Geert Uytterhoeven
    Wavelets, Linux/{m68k~Amiga,PPC~CHRP}
    Department of Computer Science -- Katholieke Universiteit Leuven -- Belgium

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