Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 13826
Colours swap with permedia II
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:56 EDT
Running an Oxygen ACX card (AGP Permedia II) in a UP1000. I ran
config the card - 1152x864 at 24bpp. X starts and runs succesfully. However
minutes the blue and red colours appear to swap. The blue RedHat background
red (along with the blue titlebars etc....) and anything red (for example I
up, displaying www.alphalinux.org) get changed to blue....including the
on the default home page.
Swapping to vc-1 and then back seems to clear the problem.
Also sometimes the monitor will unpredictibly blank out. Switching to a VT and
back again brings it back to normal.
Yes I've seen this as well (and was just about to file a bug on it). Disabling
dpms for the
xserver seems to stop it from doing this.
Try using XFree86 4.x instead by doing:
If that doesn't make things better, please try our latest XFree86 release.
much has changed since this bug was reported. XFree86-4.0.3-1 is now
You need to get Mesa as well.
Does this fix it for you?
A *MAJOR* new update to the Permedia driver has just been incorporated
into XFree86-4.0.3-8. The patches are from Compaq, and fix numerous
problems on Alpha, as well as other platforms. These packages are available
for download at: http://people.redhat.com/mharris
Please close the bug report after confirming that it does in fact fix the
problem for you, and ensure that you fill out new bug reports if you encounter
any new errors. Thanks.
OK, I'll try the updates ASAP, though it may be a few days before I get
I mistakenly gave a bad URL above. ;o( The proper URL is:
Not http. Please try out the latest code and let me know if this problem is
I've had confirmation that the above driver works now.
XFree86-4.0.3-9 and higher which should appear in rawhide shortly.