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 2.5.68 state of matroxfb
On Tue, 22 Apr 2003 16:53:02 -0400

Easy. A lot of FB stuff has been nonworking at various stages, since the
whole console layer has been more or less rewritten over the course of 2.5.
(Of course, a lot of kernel internals have changed, so entire *CPU architectures*
have been uncompilable for significant periods of time.)

A search of message archives via groups.google.com yields this site quite
quickly:
ftp://platan.vc.cvut.cz/pub/linux/matrox-latest

Please also read this message from two days ago:
http://www.**-**.com/ +group:fa.linux.kernel&hl=e...

Because, it seems, support is planned but there hasn't been time to get all the
issues hammered out. (A lot of kernel devs still are volunteers that have to do
this in whatever free time they have, between actual jobs or, sometimes more
importantly, between searching for jobs, so things don't always happen instantly.)

You might be able to get a feel for the future/current situation of the fb
code if you had a read through your favorite lkml archive, if you're not
subscribed. It looks like the questions or doubts you bring up in this mail
would be answered by doing so.

Matt
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 Sun, 09 Oct 2005 00:10:11 GMT   
 2.5.68 state of matroxfb
I've been using the matroxfb drivers at
ftp://platan.vc.cvut.cz/pub/linux/matrox-latest/
for the last 3 months with good luck. (G400, single monitor,
using text console and X).

Linux rushmore 2.5.68-mm1 #1 Sun Apr 20 19:45:04 EDT 2003 i686 unknown

Besides the other 2.5.x changes for video/console
documented by davej at http://www.codemonkey.org.uk/post-halloween-2.5.txt
matroxfb wants "matroxfb" in the boot string, rather than "matrox".

My current append directive for lilo includes:
video=matroxfb:vesa:depth:32,fh:115,fv:92,xres:1920,yres:1440,left:392,right:124
But don't use that string, as most monitors cannot handle it.  It happens to be
for a ViewSonic PF815.  (other than "fb" in "matroxfb", the same string
is what I was using with 2.4.x).

Perhaps it's easier for Petr to maintain matroxfb outside Linus' tree
at the moment.  I'm glad he keeps putting his patches up.  
--
Randy Hron
http://home.earthlink.net/~rwhron/kernel/bigbox.html

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 Sun, 09 Oct 2005 01:30:07 GMT   
 2.5.68 state of matroxfb
On 22 Apr 03 at 20:24, rwh...@earthlink.net wrote:

I'll try to put stripped down matroxfb into kernel sometime in future...
Unfortunately as 2.5.x fbdev infrastructure does not fullfill my needs,
it will be stripped down version (which fits into current fbdev, and
which will not support text mode & fbset -fb /dev/tty*), and I'll not
test it a lot, as it is hard to test something you cannot use in daily
work...
                                            Best regards,
                                                Petr Vandrovec
                                                vandr...@vc.cvut.cz

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 Sun, 09 Oct 2005 11:50:09 GMT   
 
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