aty128 and offb and linux-2.3.99pre6

Geert Uytterhoeven geert at
Tue Apr 25 19:52:19 EST 2000

On Mon, 24 Apr 2000, Michel Lanners wrote:
> On  24 Apr, this message from Geert Uytterhoeven echoed through cyberspace:
> > On Mon, 24 Apr 2000, Chas Williams wrote:
> >> In message <200004240651.IAA00313 at>,Michel Lanners writes:
> >> >It does work... but it changes the order my fbs are detected. Grrr....
> >>
> >> i have to agree.  this is fairly annoying since i have 2 rage pro's
> >> (one on the agp and one on the pci bus) and the console should be on
> >> the agp!
> >
> > Huh? This has nothing to do with the order of 2 RAGE PROs. Atyfb is probed for
> > before offb (like it should be) since a long time, and the order is always the
> > same.
> >
> > Try `video=map:1' to map all your virtual consoles to the second card.
> Geert, is there any documentation available about these things? Like
> how you go about 'advanced' framebuffer use (multiple fb's, switching
> consoles between fb's, ...)? Where are the userland tools, and what do
> they do (fbset and others)?
> I do have some things figured out, but am still not really comfortable
> with framebuffers...

Unfortunately there's still no real documentation, besides the few things in

Kernel options: read drivers/video/fbmem.c

Tools: fbset, con2fbmap.



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