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SubjectRe: 2.6-test11 framebuffer Matrox
Michael Hunold wrote:
> Hello Steffen,
>
>> My Matrox-framebuffer is not working properly. Build direct into the
>> kernel, the monitor will be black with some stripes at startup, just the
>> reset button works.
>> Build as a modules, the same happens if I load the module.
>
>
> All I can say is "me, too". 8-(
>
>> Steffen
>
>
> Can somebody definately say if "matroxfb" is working for 2.6? I haven't
> tested it for a while, but I was surprised to find it non-working in 2.6...

The matrox framebuffer works with 2.6.0-test11 and a matrox G550.
This is statically compiled, with smp and preempt.

It dies if I use fbcon + the ruby patch (for multiple keyboard support) though.
So something is wrong - this patch changes the console but not the fb driver
so it isn't supposed to crash. I guess there's some problem with the driver
that gets triggered only in some circumstances.

Helge Hafting

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