Subject: X11 on iBook G4: flickering screen
To: None <>
From: Emmanuel Dreyfus <>
List: tech-x11
Date: 06/24/2004 08:39:09

XFree86 on the iBook is somewhat unusable: the X server works, I can see
the mouse pointer moving, but the screen is flickering, about 4 times
per second. 

Google tells me that Linux users experienced that due to broken
framebuffer in th kernel that needed a patch. I have found various
config files, they all use a fremebuffer device. 

The video board is an ATI radeon. I can probably port the framebuffer
device driver from Linux to NetBSD, but maybe we have an easier was of
dealing with that issue? What can make a TFT scrren flickering?

Emmanuel Dreyfus
Il y a 10 sortes de personnes dans le monde: ceux qui comprennent 
le binaire et ceux qui ne le comprennent pas.