Subject: Re: XFree86 4.0.* palette unfriendliness
To: Adam Ciarcinski <>
From: Chris Gilbert <>
List: current-users
Date: 02/09/2001 10:47:37
On Friday 09 February 2001 10:00 am, Adam Ciarcinski wrote:
> ....
> > to them with two different chipsets (I fixed the problem in the glint
> > driver - thanks Nathan for testing it!), so I'm starting to wonder here
> > if this was a concious decision by XFree86 team.
> >
> > If we're the victims here, then do we have an official channel where we
> > can tell the XFree86 team, "Hey, guys, can you please make sure all of
> > your card drivers save and restore the VGA palette correctly?".
> Ken,
> The problem also appears on Chips and Technologies card (Toshiba laptop)
> and NVidia TNT2.  So, I think, it may not work for any other cards.

Sounds like the same problem I've got with my voodoo 5500 card.  When the X 
server exits you've got to turn brightness way up to see anything.  Sounds 
like they've changed something across most of the cards.