Subject: Re: XFree86 on PWS machines - update
To: mel kravitz <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Reinoud Zandijk <email@example.com>
Date: 11/28/2002 01:10:14
On Wed, Nov 27, 2002 at 01:29:41PM -0500, mel kravitz wrote:
> Saw your 11/7 post to the list... a little late. If i may ask what
> patches do you have installed to xsrc/......./os-support/bsd/bsd_axp.c
> /bsd/bsd_video.c and xsrc/..../programs/Xserver/Makefile.
> any other patches applied? In 4.0.2 PLT errors were controlled with
> /Xserver/Makefile change @line ~218 change to:
> EXTRA_LOAD_FLAGS = -W1, -Bstatic
That does the trick yeah ... thanks a lot.
> in addition 'glint' driver needs Option "ShadowFB" in XF86Config file.
did that too in the device part .. is that ok?
> with these present XFree86-4.0.2 runs with :
> mga driver...Matrox bds to G200.
> glint driver....Elsa, 3-Dlabs(410T) and Diamond Fire1000 -permedia2 chip
> i have tested it with the above vga bds and it is very stable.
SNIF ... well i am glad it worked for you!! mine just needed another
powercycle *sigh*. It seems like X or something else is probing the PCI bus
wrong or so like the last time. Its screen got black and the only thing
working was numlock and capslock... all other stuff was DEAD. Not pingable
etc... even the reset button was dead.
I compiled the Xserver alone (XFree4) from scratch with no patches other
than the ones you gave me. The rest of the X system i had allready build
from xsrc/xfree myself before.
My kernel config is still the same : i.e. with the following patches :
> cvs diff -u GENERIC
RCS file: /cvsroot/syssrc/sys/arch/alpha/conf/GENERIC,v
retrieving revision 1.219
diff -u -r1.219 GENERIC
--- GENERIC 2002/11/05 08:31:43 1.219
+++ GENERIC 2002/11/27 23:55:26
@@ -129,7 +129,7 @@
# Disable kernel security.
# Misc. options
options EISAVERBOSE # recognize "unknown" EISA devices
@@ -283,7 +283,7 @@
siop* at pci? dev ? function ? # Symbios 53c8xx SCSI
mlx* at pci? dev ? function ? # Mylex DAC960 / DEC SWXCR (untested)
ne* at pci? dev ? function ? # NE2000-compatible Ethernet
-ohci* at pci? dev ? function ? # USB Open Host Controller
+#ohci* at pci? dev ? function ? # USB Open Host Controller
pceb* at pci? dev ? function ? # Intel PCI-EISA Bridges
pciide* at pci? dev ? function ? # PCI IDE controllers
pcscp* at pci? dev ? function ? # AMD Am53c974 PCscsi-PCI
@@ -456,7 +456,7 @@
# USB bus support
usb* at uhci?
-usb* at ohci?
+#usb* at ohci?
# USB Hubs
uhub* at usb?
My machine Hates usb so i uncommented the ohci and the usb; it otherwise
gives scheduling overruns with no devices connected (AHUM). I know its a
busspace_barrier thingy but where and what..... It gives problems with the
> I recently built video programs from pkgsrc..'mplayer' and 'ogle'
> which show the limitations of 'no accel' server. Both run however.
> I just got a 600a, converted it to scsi and running current, a screen
> shot is at http://www.caseydoodle.com/netbsd.png
> Look forwarded to hearing from you.
Hmm... could it be that its interrupt related? i.e. the USB getting
polled/detected by the PCI code and issueing a kind of interrupt that gets
served by the wrong driver or whatever?? something messing up completely?
It strikes me that the IDE disc lights are allways on when it crashes...
hopefully we can crack this problem.... Could you send me your XFree86
binary to test? might be working due to a patch in your tree.. and if
possible could you also send me your kernel?