Gentoo Archives: gentoo-sparc

From: Ferris McCormick <fmccor@g.o>
To: gentoo-sparc@g.o
Subject: [gentoo-sparc] Fw: XVR-500 support in Lenny === Sparc Linux
Date: Tue, 21 Oct 2008 23:13:04
Message-Id: 20081021231251.2eee4a3f@anaconda.krait.us
A few days ago, someone in #gentoo-sparc IRC was asking about this
XVR-500  graphics card, and I don't think he got any response.  This
thread from Debian indicates there is a kernel driver for it.  I don't
know off hand about Xorg support because I don't know what the card is.

Note below for the kernel .config options.

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Date: Wed, 22 Oct 2008 00:46:16 +0200
From: Petr Vyslouzil <ptrv@×××××.cz>
To: Dave Barnett <barnetda@×××××××××.net>
Cc: jcristau@××××××.org, debian-sparc@××××××××××××.org
Subject: Re: XVR-500 support in Lenny


Dave, Julien, thanks for your replies.

I asked just to make sure I did not miss something obvious (like
the .config file in /boot dir :)). I've been wondering why Debian on
Sparc doesn't have compiled-in drivers for SUN's graphics cards. I can
confirm that sunxvr500 driver works flawlessly even with XVR-600 card
(although lspci shows wrong description), so at least all Sun Blade
[12]500 users would benefit. And I suppose that sunxvr2500 is not any
worse. So, please, could you consider to compile them in? The
difference between OpenBoot ansi terminal and XVR-600 framebuffer is
abysmal.

regards,
	Petr

> Petr: > > Well, a google search turned up this page > (http://merkel.debian.org/~jurij/) which has the Debian kernel > configurations. > > The entry for 2.6.26-8 for sparc, "config-2.6.26-1-sparc64.gz > <http://merkel.debian.org/%7Ejurij/2.6.26-8/sparc/config-2.6.26-1-sparc64.gz>" > shows: > > # CONFIG_FB_XVR500 is not set > # CONFIG_FB_XVR2500 is not set > > Does that help? > > [I was expecting to find information that tells me where the "config" > file details are contained on a running system (under /proc, I thought), > but I haven't found that, yet.... Perhaps that functionality isn't > available / compiled into the sparc kernels...] > > Cheers, > Dave
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