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    SubjectRe: [PATCH] matroxfb big-endian update (was Re: [PATCH] ppc64: Fix __raw_* IO accessors)
    On Fri, 24 Sep 2004, Petr Vandrovec wrote:

    > XFree 3.x did not touch BE mode bit and accessed MMIO directly with pointer
    > dereference (expecting firmware to put card into BE mode?), while XFree 4.x (if
    > I understand code properly) does not touch BE bit on primary device
    > (while it clears it on secondary devices) while expecting hardware to be
    > in LE mode...
    >
    > So I'm either confused, or XF3 needs BE_ACCEL set while XF4 needs BE_ACCEL
    > disabled. Does anybody actually use matroxfb with XFree server on PPC (or any
    > other BE machine) at all?

    We had almost the same discussion 4 years ago :)
    Have a look at: http://lists.debian.org/debian-powerpc/2001/01/msg00443.html

    The driver in XFree 3.x never worked under ppc so don't worry about it.

    Kostas
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