Bug 9000 - Nothing is doen with second CGSIX framebuffer
Summary: Nothing is doen with second CGSIX framebuffer
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer
Version: 6.2
Hardware: sparc
OS: Linux
medium
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Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Michael Fulbright
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TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2000-01-30 22:12 UTC by Hans de Goede
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-18 19:51:33 UTC


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Description Hans de Goede 2000-01-30 22:12:17 UTC
My sparc ipx has two CGSIX framebuffers.

The installer nor kuzdu do nothing with it.

To use it I need to create a:
/etc/x11/xinit/xserverrc

containing:
#!/bin/sh

exec X -dev /dev/fb0:/dev/fb1 "$@"

and add the -dev /dev/fb0:/dev/fb1 to the X server entry in
/etc/X11/gdm/gdm.conf

Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2000-01-31 05:02:59 UTC
What does /etc/sysconfig/hwconf look like?

In general, second graphics cards aren't configured, because trying
to do so would lead to utter chaos on Intel.

Comment 2 Hans de Goede 2000-02-01 09:26:59 UTC
It does see both of them:
-
class: VIDEO
bus: SBUS
detached: 0
driver: Server:Sun
desc: "Sun|Single width GX"
width: 1152
height: 900
freq: 76
monitor: 4
-
class: VIDEO
bus: SBUS
detached: 0
driver: Server:Sun
desc: "Sun|Single width GX"
width: 1152
height: 900
freq: 76
monitor: 4
-

And configuring both is quite easy and safe on a sparc (atleast on an older
sparc with framebuffer cards, dunno about the newer sparcs with pci cards)

Al aleady said al that's needed to configure both cards on my sun is adding:
-dev /dev/fb0:/dev/fb1 to all places where x is started (xserverrc, gdm.conf,
xdm.conf, or make xdm / gdm honor xserverrc)

Comment 3 Erik Troan 2000-02-18 19:51:59 UTC
We only support a single video card.


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