Subject: Re: graphics hardware
To: NetBSD port-sparc64 mailing list <port-sparc64@NetBSD.org>
From: Pavel Cahyna <pavel@NetBSD.org>
Date: 11/24/2007 13:13:35
On Fri, Nov 23, 2007 at 09:13:09AM -0500, Michael Lorenz wrote:
> On Nov 23, 2007, at 03:47, Pavel Cahyna wrote:
> >On Thu, Nov 22, 2007 at 05:55:01PM -0500, Michael Lorenz wrote:
> >>With PCI graphics cards it's more complicated. Cards based on ATI Mach64
> >>should work as long as they use a Rage II or Rage Pro ( also used on U5/U10
> >>a few other mainboards ). Cards based on Rage XL chips are untested but
> >>work, I have a Rage XL but with PC firmware so it's not very useful here.
> >When I have tried machfb with a Rage XL card last time, it crashed during
> >boot. That was on alpha and the card works fine with XFree86.
> Machfb attaches but misdetects a whole bunch of things ( like memory size ) -
> kind of similar to machfb attaching to a Rage 128 ( the XL has a 64MB aperture,
> unlike older mach64 which use only 16MB ) - I wonder if the XL is some sort of
> unholy bastard between the two. Guess I should read more driver source to see
> where they special-case the XL.
the panic message is:
machfb0 at pci0 dev 9 function 0: ATI Technologies Rage XL (rev. 0x27)
panic: machfb0: failed to map aperture