Subject: Re: the 8600 lives!
To: Miles Nordin <carton@Ivy.NET>
From: Michael <email@example.com>
Date: 02/19/2005 19:28:56
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>>>> I've got a patch to allow XFree to use it - some fiddling on
>>>> ofb driver in the kernel and some more fiddling on XFree86's
>>>> BSD support to allow programmed IO - without that no XFree
>>>> driver that needs vgahw is going to work.
> Does this include the chips 65550? If you think it might, may I try
> your patch? I have the problem described here:
> with my Powerbook 2400.
Yes and no. The patch doesn't do anything to 'support' any particular
chipset, it only allows XFree86 to access PCI IO space. The problem in
the mail you linked to is something different though - XFree86 tries to
mmap() the VGA framebuffer which fails because it's never used on
macppc. My kernel patch deals with this though by redirecting these
requests to the first 128KB of the framebuffer. So - go ahead, grab one
of my kernels and my patched XFree86 and try it - I can't guarantee
anything but if you get an error it will be a different one and there's
a chance that it will just work.
This is a bug in XFree86 though and should be fixed there.
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