Control fb problem on 8500

Michel D nzer daenzerm at
Wed Aug 16 04:26:22 EST 2000

"Kevin M. Myer" wrote:

> Secondly, the video chip doesn't show up on the PCI bus.  Although XFree86
> 4.0 apparently supports the controlfb (which is what the 8500 has), it
> also needs a BusID to be used.  Am I out of luck with using XFree86 4.0 or
> newer with my machine?  Or generically, is anyone without a card on the
> PCI bus out of luck?

No, the contrary, you're very lucky! :)

As the chip doesn't show up, the X server can't deactivate it. So you don't
need to specify a bus ID (which would prevent the server of disabling the chip ;).


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