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SubjectRe: Kernel 2.6.9: i810 video
On Fri, 5 Nov 2004, Dave Airlie wrote:

> >
> > By the way, the X server runs. There is no problem with that.
> >
> > If I start it (say, with ICE as a window manager starting up an xterm)
> > *immediately after boot* I get a clean, black screen. It should be dark
> > green. I get the frame for the xterm. No xterm. I can right click to get
> > the menu to display on the screen but it gets locked there. I can right
> > click again to get a working menu and choose to logout.
> >
> > If I do something befor starting it, the screen is filled with junk.
> > Something is writing to the video ram. If I close it and restar it,
> > different junk.
> >
> > It seems that the initialization of the i810 is leaving its video ram
> > free to be grabbed and used.
>
> Can you throw your .config this way as well, I've just built 2.6.9
> with i810 drm and no i810 framebuffer (CONFIG_DRM_I810 and
> !CONFIG_FB_I810) and played tuxracer just fine for a few minutes under
> a gnome session on a Fedora core 1 box with a prerelease of Xorg
> 6.8... (my i810 test machine doesn't get taken out all that often...)
>
> I did just modprobe the i810 framebuffer module I also built and try
> to start X and X wouldn't start with a unable to bind system texture
> memory,.... so trying building a kernel without i810 framebuffer
> switched on a see what happens..

I had compiled a kernel without frame buffer (no frame buffer support at
all). Starting X gave the same screen (if I start X after doing something,
it come up with junk on it - if I start X immediately after booting, it
comes up black (should be dark green) and is unusable).

Let me try the simplest kernel configuration I can.

Regards from:

John McGowan | jmcgowan@inch.com [Internet Channel]
| jmcgowan@coin.org [COIN]
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