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SubjectRe: Freeze: atyfb & XFree4.0.1
On Mon, 22 Jan 2001, Jan-Benedict Glaw wrote:
> I just discovered a solid freeze:
> jbglaw@jbglaw-sid:~$ uname -r
> 2.4.1-pre8
> jbglaw@jbglaw-sid:~$ grep aty /etc/lilo.conf
> append="video=atyfb:800x600
> Parts of /etc/X11/XF86Config-4:
> Section "Device"
> Identifier "Generic Video Card"
> Driver "ati"
> EndSection
> SubSection "Display"
> Depth 24
> Modes "1024x768"
> EndSubSection
> Now, when I switch from X to a configured virtual console (eg. tty1),
> everything is okay. But if I press <Ctrl><Alt><F12> (for example)
> the system just dies. I've not yet attached a serial console,
> but SysRq keys seem to not be functional, as well as the NumLock
> LED doesn't change when pressing the NumLock key...

The `CONFIG_FB' entry in Documentation/ says:

| If you are compiling for the x86 architecture, you can say Y if you
| want to play with it, but it is not essential. Please note that
| running graphical applications that directly touch the hardware
| (e.g. an accelerated X server) and that are not frame buffer
| device-aware may cause unexpected results. If unsure, say N.

XFree86 4.x is not fbdev-aware (yet), unless you specify some `UseFBDev' option
keyword (exact syntax may differ, I don't run 4.x yet).



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