[patch] VRAM detection in controlfb

Geert Uytterhoeven geert at linux-m68k.org
Sat Jun 3 17:30:57 EST 2000

On Sat, 3 Jun 2000, Takashi Oe wrote:
> On Sat, 3 Jun 2000, Michel Lanners wrote:
> > Also, when running Xfree 4, I get a wrapped-around screen in the sense
> > that the leftmost ~200 pixels appear on the _right_ side of the monitor.
> > Might that be the offset of pixel #1 in the framebuffer? Although,
> > that's around 100 bytes IIRC, so wouldn't explain the 200 pixels at 32
> > bit/pixel.... FWIW, I'm running Jack Howarth's XF4-12a RPMs.
> XF4's fbdev is not working right for me either.  The weird displacement
> occurs on both of display cards (control, matrox) I have.  I think the
> current XF4 is of no use for fbdev only people.

Probably XF4 handles fix.smem_start being not on a page boundary incorrectly.



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