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The question I am asking may the simplest of this field, but I found it =
How to activate X with framebuffer.
I am working with the following configuration:-
* Red Hat Linux 7.3=20
* Kernel 2.4.18-3=20
* Nvidia Riva TNT card=20
* Rivafb driver=20
* XFree86 4.2.0=20
My edited the XF86Confoig file as follows( related sections only):-
Identifier "linix fb"
Driver "rivafb" # Is rivafb the right keyword for rivafb.o module?
Device "linux fb"
Monitor "COMPAQ S510"
Is rivafb the right keyword for rivafb.o module?
Is it the driver name(module name) that we should keep in the Driver =
part of Device section?
If I startx afterb modprobing the rivafb, it results in errors.
(EE) Fialed to load module "rivafb" ( module does not exist, 0)
(EE) No devices detected.
Please help me in this regard. I have spend good enough time on this and =
its I high time get it done.
Is it so easy a question? Just becos I didn't find any info about in the =
internet and no body replies for question.
Aim Behind all this :=20
To debug the rivafb driver when it being called or used by X server( =
From: Carlo E. Prelz <fluido@fl...> - 2004-09-27 05:48:59
Subject: [Linux-fbdev-devel] how to activate X with famebuffer
Date: Mon, Sep 27, 2004 at 10:45:25AM +0530
Quoting Mukund JB. (mukundjb@...):
> How to activate X with framebuffer.
I am not much of an expert, but I see noone is answering...
First of all, you must be sure that the framebuffer level is
working. What does /proc/fb contain? There should be one or more
line. For example, mine has
0 ATI Radeon Yd
which means that I have one framebuffer unit available.
Then, have a look at man fbdev. Specifically, the Driver line in your
device section should be
There should be another way. Set
(for nvidia cards, including riva ones) and set
Option "UseFBDev" "on"
I have no clear idea about what the difference is. Anyway, Have a look
at man nv and man fbdevhw.
ALL THIS IS PURELY THEORETICAL from my point of view!! You need to
experiment a bit.
* Se la Strada e la sua Virtu' non fossero state messe da parte,
* K * Carlo E. Prelz - fluido@... che bisogno ci sarebbe
* di parlare tanto di amore e di rettitudine? (Chuang-Tzu)