Control fb problem on 8500

Michel Dänzer daenzerm at
Wed Aug 23 07:55:19 EST 2000

Michel Lanners wrote:

> supposing someone actually finds out how control's hardware cursor works,
> and supposing someone would actually take the time to implement this,
> wouldn't we need to provide a XFree driver as well? I guess plain fbdevhw
> doesn't support hw cursor...

Don't think that there are fbdev ioctls to control it either.

> In that event, would it be possible to address the above-mentioned flaw
> in XFree in that particular driver, or is the problem more geneic (i.e.
> littered throughout the source tree)?

No, the driver can handle it very easily by setting pScrn->displayWidth to the
correct value.

The problem with the fbdev driver is that it should know that value before it
possibly can (before the mode is initialized).


Earthling Michel Dänzer (MrCooper)  \  CS student and free software enthusiast
Debian GNU/Linux (powerpc,i386) user \   member of XFree86 and The DRI Project

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