x11-drivers/xf86-video-mga: current issues
nakaji at heimat.jp
Fri Jan 18 19:23:59 PST 2008
>>>>> In <20080118082940.M24541 at wonkity.com>
>>>>> Warren Block <wblock at wonkity.com> wrote:
> I've encouraged peole with modeline problems to either enter bug
> reports in bugs.freedesktop.org or contact Tilman Sauerbeck. I can't
> find any mga modeline bug reports there, maybe just searching badly.
> A few days ago I sent an email to Tilman Sauerbeck about the modeline
> problem, but it's hard to provide specifics when the bug is in a
> feature I don't use. Hopefully others have also contacted him.
> It would be nice to get the problems fixed before the next xorg
> release so we don't have to go through the xrandr-1.2 pain all over
> If anyone wants to work on mga-1.9.100 directly, I'd be willing to
> help test. Come to think of it, a test case that demonstrates the
> modeline problem would be nice.
I'm using MGA 2064W on NEC PC-9821Ra333 (Celeron 333MHz with 256MB RAM)
with FreeBSD/pc98 8.0-CURRENT. Mga 1.4.7 works well, but 1.9.100
doesn't: at least a few months ago. At that time, I had given up 1.9.100.
I'd like to test newer driver. But I have a serious problem with my mga
since XFree86 4.x +FreeBSD/pc98 6.0-CURRENT, in short, "restarting X
kills the system".
FreeBSD/pc98 can easily hungup with just simple steps.
1. Boot FreeBSD/pc98
2. Start X
3. Exit/Quit X server
4. Start X again
No operation is necessary on console between step 3 and 4, just type
"startx" at step 4, and xdm can also kill the system if it restarts X.
No db, no crash dump, no dcons output on serial console, and no kernel
nor X messages are recorded. My FreeBSD/pc98 just hungs up. All I can do
is just pressing a reset switch on Ra333. :(
At least for me, 1.9.100 driver is worth than the system hungup, because
it cannot display.
Anyway I have to test the latest mga driver to keep my pc98 up-to-date.
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