Success! (was Re: External Monitor under Pismo)

Michel Dänzer michdaen at
Fri May 4 08:18:07 EST 2001

Jason E. Stewart wrote:

> "Michel Dänzer" <michdaen at> writes:
>> I am reluctant to do that. I'd prefer to get a solution into XFree86.
>> Someone please try the attached patch against current CVS. It turns Option
>> "UseBIOSDisplay" (which probably doesn't work for us - no BIOS here...) into
>> Option "Display" which accepts modes "CRT", "FP", "Mirror" and "BIOS".
> Hey Michel,
> I've had a heck of a time with this one. Using the new r128_drv.o that
> I compile from the CVS HEAD gives me an error that the module is using
> a newer ABI than the server...
> So I compiled and installed the whole X package from CVS (into
> /usr/X11R6-local using ProjectRoot).

Might have been enough to use the new XFree86 binary as well.

> I get some strange behavior, namely it doesn't find my .xsession and the

> keyboard input is messed up (I have to type '1', 'n', '5', '3', '8') to

> type exit<return>.

Do you use Xkb? That can be rather tricky. I have Option "XkbDisable" in the
Keyboard section.

> I tried to use my old X configuration and it doesn't work at all,
> server just hangs. I figured some configuration files in /etc/X11 must
> have gotten stomped by the CVS install of X, so I ran dpkg --remove of
> xserver-common and xserver-xfree86, followed by an apt-get install,
> but it's still hosed.

We'd need a bit more information here, most importantly the important parts of
XF86Configs and logs.

Earthling Michel Dänzer (MrCooper)    \   Debian GNU/Linux (powerpc) developer
CS student, Free Software enthusiast   \        XFree86 and DRI project member

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