Why is wsfb attempting to load?

Alan Coopersmith alan.coopersmith at oracle.com
Wed Dec 15 09:24:54 UTC 2010

Super Biscuit wrote:
> http://old.nabble.com/Everything-is-installed,-X-does-not-work-completely-td30337224.html
> Me, my questions, my info.
> I am sending this to two mailing lists because both deal with xorg.conf.
> The slexy.org links have the xorg.conf and /var/log/Xorg.0.log.

wsfb is the default fallback hardcoded into Xorg on SPARC systems running
a non-Linux OS when no other video driver can load.   (Linux uses fbdev
instead.)   Your question should be why your actual graphics driver didn't
load so it fell back to wsfb as a last resort before giving up.   Unfortunately
I can't explain that, as it just says in your log that it loaded the sunffb
module but found no devices it could attach to:

(II) SUNFFB: driver for Creator, Creator 3D and Elite 3D
(WW) Falling back to old probe method for sunffb
(EE) No devices detected.

On the other hand, it looks like earlier in your log file it detected an
ATI Rage device (a Sun PGX series fb maybe?), which I'd expect to be the mach64
driver, not sunffb:

(--) PCI: (0:0:1:0) 1002:4752:0000:0000 ATI Technologies Inc Rage XL rev 39, Mem
@ 0x02000000/16777216, 0x0012c000/4096, I/O @ 0x00000500/256, BIOS @

	-Alan Coopersmith-        alan.coopersmith at oracle.com
	 Oracle Solaris Platform Engineering: X Window System

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