Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 83900
XFree86 fails on Weitek P9100
Last modified: 2005-10-31 17:00:50 EST
Description of problem:
I'm sure it was working in 4.2 as unaccelerated but maybe I still had the old
Vesa is also failing so the best I can get is 320x200. This is mostly a tag
item so that
we know its broken. I don't expect an instant fix
The installer runs XFree86 with the vga driver then the veaa driver the goes
back to text mode. That is all handled ok so you get a text mode box fine
Please attach full X server log and config file.
What do you want logs of . vesa can't find any matcing modes at all, vga gives
me 320x200 as
it doesnt seem to know the chipset
I thought the logs might show something useful.. I just checked the
XFree86 support site, and this hardware is completely unsupported in
4.2.1, and still not ported to 4.3.0.
Does this card have a VESA VBE BIOS? If so, what version of VBE?
I'm going to checkout the 3.3.6 codebase out of CVS and see how much
work might be involved in writing a Weitek driver for 9x00.
Its a fairly old card. I dont know what VBE it has.
Before you worry about writing a driver I'd count the number of Weitek P9xxx
entries in our RHN stats. It might not be worth it.
To get more than 2320x240 with "vga" you'd need to use color depth 4 with
the vga driver. That will probably suck, but should give 640x480 16 colors.
Do you have docs for Weitek hardware by chance? Might not be necessary,
because there is driver source in 3.3.6 I found. A basic driver without
DGA/DPMS and all that crap might not be too difficult.
Defering for future.. we can chat about working on a driver
for this if you like when time isn't so busy in the future.
I investigated 3.3.6 sources, and there should IMHO be enough
info there to get a driver going without accel, and probably
even with accel.