platinumfb problems

Sean Harding sharding at
Tue Mar 9 07:21:53 EST 1999

On Mon, 8 Mar 1999, Hollis R Blanchard wrote:

> Using the cmdline "root=/dev/sdb5 video=platinumfb:vmode:17,cmode:8" (from
> /proc/cmdline), Linux starts in screwed up palette mode, which would seem to
> indicate 16bit color (I'm running X great in 8bit, but trying to use 16bit
> makes for an annoying palette).
> It seems that with platinumfb, 16bit color is wrong in both console and X.
> 'vmode 17 8' in console and 'startx -- -depth 8' make the colors sane again.

Are you using XF68fbdev or Xpmac? I'm still using Xpmac, and after some
modifications to platinumfb.c, I can run in 16bpp with no problems.
24/32bpp has the right palette in X, but has funny colors in text mode and
an annoying line going across the screen...


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