On Fri, 26 Sep 2003, Patrick wrote:
Date: 26 Sep 2003 19:54:50 +0200
From: Patrick <fedora(a)puzzled.xs4all.nl>
List-Id: For testers of Red Hat Linux beta releases
Subject: Re: XFree86 weirdness: no neomagic but fb? - Solved
On Fri, 2003-09-26 at 19:33, Patrick wrote:
> Laptop is a Toshiba Tecra 8000 which works fine on RH9 at 1024x768,
> 24bpp with the neomagic driver straight out of the box. Just installed
> beta2 (clean install). During install, the process would not get me
> 1024x768, 24bpp but something completely ugly.
> I changed the /etc/X11/XF86Config to contain imho valid entries:
> neomagic driver, 1024x768 resolution, 24 bit depth.
> When it starts up it seems like it is doing the right thing but then
> throttles back to a lower quality: the cross pointer gets all jagged,
> fonts look terrible etc.
> It shows in /var/log/XFree86.0.log that it uses the fb driver and *not*
> the neomagic driver. The resulting screen looks pretty bad. This seems
> b0rked to me. Running redhat-config-xfree86 --reconfig and select
> different combinations does not make a difference.
> Any ideas how to fix this?
All is well now. I had to disable the RandR extension. Is this known or
do I have to file a bugreport?
This is news to me... I don't see any bug report in bugzilla on
it however, so if you'd like me to investigate it, please file a
bug report including your X config file, log file,
/var/log/messages as file attachments. We can try some different
things to attempt to narrow the problem down and provide a
workaround in the driver or fix the problem. Keep in mind, I do
not have any neomagic hardware, nor access to such, so I'll need
to you do the dirty work under my guidance to narrow things down
so we can hopefully fix the problem.
Mike A. Harris ftp://people.redhat.com/mharris
OS Systems Engineer - XFree86 maintainer - Red Hat