Bug 27930 - Cirrus X Server
Summary: Cirrus X Server
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86-Servers
Version: 7.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Mike A. Harris
QA Contact: David Lawrence
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2001-02-16 04:23 UTC by Ray Parish
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:31 UTC (History)
0 users

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2001-02-19 13:28:59 UTC

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Description Ray Parish 2001-02-16 04:23:18 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.5; Windows NT 5.0)

Cirrus chipset GD5480 with the Xserver causes translucent windows in KDE 
and GNOME.

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install Fisher
2.During Install and setup of X you should notice the problem.

Actual Results:  Translucent windows

Expected Results:  No translucent windows

Even installing rawhide1 to RH7 produced the same functionality in X when 

Comment 1 Mike A. Harris 2001-02-16 05:24:03 UTC
Try using the latest rawhide version of XFree86-4.0.2-9.  The 3.3.6 package
should only be used if XFree86-4.0.2 fails.  I just recently added a patch for
this card.

Comment 2 Ray Parish 2001-02-19 12:23:30 UTC
Ok I update to the rawhide version of XFree86-4.0.2-9, how can I tell if I am 
running the XFree86 version 4 rather than the version 3? Is there a way to 
force the version 4 to run and not to fall back on version 3?


Comment 3 Ray Parish 2001-02-19 12:39:06 UTC
Went to rawhide.redhat.com, I pulled down


I then did a 
rpm -ivh Glide*
rpm -Fvh *.rpm

I then restarted Xserver and now have the translucent windows. I am running
XFree86-4.0.2-6 (which is the latest on rawhide)

Comment 4 Mike A. Harris 2001-02-19 12:57:00 UTC
In answer to your first question, you use XFree 4, by specifying:
	Xconfigurator --preferxf4

This forces XFree86 4.0.2 to be used.  In answer to your second entry,
You said you're using XFree86-4.0.2-6, and are still having the problem.
This does not come as a surprise to me because I said to try:
XFree86-4.0.2-9 out when it is available, which it isn't right now.
So...  I've put it in my FTP space for you.  You can find it at:

If you try it out, please update the bug report wether it works or not.
If it works for you, I can then close the bug report.  Thanks, and good

Comment 5 Ray Parish 2001-02-19 13:28:55 UTC
Ftp'd to the mentioned site and grabbed the XFree86-4.0.2-9 files and did
rpm -Fvh *.rpm

restarted X server and all is working.

Thanks for the quick fix!

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