Subject: Re: netbsd 1.6t / i830 driver: getting back to text mode after X
To: Lubomir Sedlacik <>
From: Quentin Garnier <>
List: tech-x11
Date: 06/22/2003 23:11:15
Le Sun, 22 Jun 2003 23:03:57 +0200
Lubomir Sedlacik a ecrit :
> On Sun, Jun 22, 2003 at 08:55:51PM +0000, Matthias Scheler wrote:
> > Marshall Rose <> writes:
> > > what i am unable to determine is where a fix should go. is this is
> > > an xfree86 i830.c problem or a netbsd agp.c problem or ...
> > 
> > My guess it that is an agp(4) problem because this driver is known to
> > be buggy. If you are an experienced C programmer you could compare the
> > i830 support in FreeBSD and NetBSD. Maybe you'll find something there
> > which our driver gets wrong.
> many XFree86 drivers seem to have this problem.  non-agp cards as well.
> it's a problem of Xfree86 4.x drivers.  there are several tickets in
> their bugzilla for similar issues, especially on *BSD systems, since
> linux seem to do it differently and the console driver rests the palette
> (that is probably the reason why there are so many buggy drivers because
> they are mostly developed on linux).

FreeBSD also restores palette. Shouldn't we conceal our pride and restore
palette too?

Quentin Garnier -
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