Re: FBdev remains in unusable state

From: Petr Vandrovec (
Date: Wed Dec 12 2001 - 14:17:29 EST

On 12 Dec 01 at 19:49, Pozsar Balazs wrote:
> The video card is a matrox G450, and I am using the vesa framebuffer.
> (I know there's a seperate mga fb driver, but this should work for this
> combination)

No. vesafb does not work together with mga driver in X (although
I believe that vesafb works with XFree mga driver, only Matrox driver
is binary bad citizen).
> Is this a bug in the kernel fb code, or in X? Are there any workarounds?
> How could I restore textmode?

Neither. X restore R/W registers to their previous values, while write-only
registers to their values for normal text mode. Yes, there is a
'workaround'. Use (much faster) matroxfb.
                                                    Best regards,
                                                        Petr Vandrovec
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