Bug 85858

Summary: Savage driver does very wierd
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Philip Van Hoof <spam>
Component: XFree86-ServersAssignee: Mike A. Harris <mharris>
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE QA Contact: David Lawrence <dkl>
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Description Philip Van Hoof 2003-03-09 17:08:44 UTC
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Description of problem:
On my IBM T20 thinkpad laptop (which has a Savage IX I think) the first time I
booted Phoebe everything worked perfectly! The second time I booted I saw very
wierd colors and stuff that should have been removed from the memory of the
gfx-card (like the bootup logo of the laptop). I fixed this by visiting the
official website of the savage driver and replacing it with the one that is
being shipping with RedHat 8.0.94. I have tried to fix the problem by using
redhat-config-xfree86. This tool, however, tried to set the driver to "vesa" in
800x600 which results in a VERY ugly resolution for this laptop. I have tried
every possible depth and resolution with the savage driver.. all gave the same
problem. I tried turning of the "Expand to full screen" in the BIOS of the
laptop and tried switching something about PCI and AGP.. still I got the same
results. I booted Windows to test if the card was broken but Windows displayed
the graphics correctly.. and then.. I decided to try to overwrite the savage
driver shipped with RedHat 8.0.94 with the official one on the website of the
driver.. I also replaced the XF86Config file with one that was available on a
website about my laptop. This works BUT I sometimes saw the
default-X-mouse-cursor AND the new RedHat 8.0.94 cursor at the same. I turned of
a option about HWCursor or something like that in the XF86Config file and the
problem dissapeared..

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
have described everything in the descriptionfield


Actual Results:  Wierd colors; I can see the stuff that was visible during the
booting of the laptop (the IBM-logo and stuff like that). The mousecursor is
visible but then like a brush (so it keeps painting the mousecursor and does not
remove the old one). Some parts of the desktop becomes visible (like icons and
text) but then dissapears..

Sort : the savage driver is very broken :)

Expected Results:  The same result as the default savage driver with HWCursor
set to off.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Mike A. Harris 2003-03-12 15:29:54 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 80346 ***

Comment 2 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 18:52:08 UTC
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.