matroxfb, anybody? (More details...)

Gerd Knorr kraxel at
Sun Feb 7 02:22:40 EST 1999

On Sun, 31 Jan 1999, Geert Uytterhoeven wrote:

> > As far I know, Geert got it to compile on ppc, but it's not working yet.
> It crashes with a bus error. That is, the unaccelerated version. I
> don't have a Matrox, and I had to disable the ATI code because it
> contains inline ia32 assembler.
> I think the bus error is related to trying to map the frame buffer
> using /dev/mem instead of /dev/fb0.

IMHO it is more likely that the Server tries to access some I/O ports
(probe for ISA-VGA or something like that) without having them mapped.
At least I ran into this problem while playing with 3.9Nz.


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