Subject: Re: Xfree86 4.0.2 difficulties...
To: Greywolf <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Ken Hornstein <email@example.com>
Date: 02/12/2001 17:27:48
>please pardon me if I'm late to this discussion, but I've come across
>a problem with XFree86 4.0.2 and certain (in this case, the RIVATNT one)
>chipsets, and I know my grammar just sucked :-)
>Anyway, once xdm starts, the Stoopid palette gets zorched and never
>refreshed, and I now have Sundiver Console Syndrome (black text and
>a blinking black cursor on a black background).
>Is there a patch for this? If so, I'd love to know where it is.
>Is this our fault? Is it their fault? I don't care; I think it ought to
>be a joint effort to find a fix if one's not been found already.
Short answer - it's their fault, and I am making fixes for it. If you're
running 1.5, I can give you some binaries that may fix it. You'll have
to tell me the XFree86 name of your chipset family, though, so I can try
to fix the problem. (E.g, NM2230 is in the "Neomagic" family).
Please complain to the XFree86 people, though ... apparantly the Linux
console driver restores the palette on mode switch, so none of the
developers noticed a problem.
Larger question: Don't we have a developer who's on the XFree86 team?
Shouldn't issues like this go through him/her?