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fmccor at gentoo

Jun 22, 2005, 4:28 AM

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[Fwd: [Bug 93339] xorg-x11-6.8.2-r1 if compiled with USE=minimal lack necessary drivers]

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From: bugzilla-daemon [at] gentoo
To: sparc [at] gentoo
Subject: [Bug 93339] xorg-x11-6.8.2-r1 if compiled with USE=minimal lack
necessary drivers
Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2005 01:35:21 +0000

Clear-Text: http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=93339
Secure: https://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=93339

------- Additional Comments From spyderous [at] gentoo 2005-06-21 18:35 PDT -------
sisusb is a non-generic driver that I don't consider appropriate for minimal.
Similar holds true for sunffb. The only ones that should be built are stuff like
vga, vesa, fbdev, unless there are zero generic drivers that work for X on sparc.
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I'm sending this on for comments before responding on the bug. Is xorg-x11 useful
at all on sparc without the sparc drivers? (sunffb, suncg6, sunleo, etc.?) Right
now, with USE=minimal they get built; you just can't use them. Read the Bug for
background.

Regards,
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Ferris McCormick (P44646, MI) <fmccor [at] gentoo>
Developer, Gentoo Linux (Sparc, Devrel)
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weeve at gentoo

Jun 22, 2005, 4:35 AM

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Re: [Fwd: [Bug 93339] xorg-x11-6.8.2-r1 if compiled with USE=minimal lack necessary drivers] [In reply to]

On Wed, 22 Jun 2005 11:28:29 +0000
Ferris McCormick <fmccor [at] gentoo> wrote:

> I'm sending this on for comments before responding on the bug. Is
> xorg-x11 useful at all on sparc without the sparc drivers? (sunffb,
> suncg6, sunleo, etc.?) Right now, with USE=minimal they get built;
> you just can't use them. Read the Bug for background.

In my experience, vesa and vga drivers simply do not work on non-PCI
framebuffers, either when it comes to console or X.

Cheers,
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Jason Wever
Gentoo/Sparc Team Co-Lead


davem at redhat

Jun 22, 2005, 12:05 PM

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Re: [Fwd: [Bug 93339] xorg-x11-6.8.2-r1 if compiled with USE=minimal lack necessary drivers] [In reply to]

From: Ferris McCormick <fmccor [at] gentoo>
Date: Wed, 22 Jun 2005 11:28:29 +0000

> I'm sending this on for comments before responding on the bug. Is xorg-x11 useful
> at all on sparc without the sparc drivers? (sunffb, suncg6, sunleo, etc.?) Right
> now, with USE=minimal they get built; you just can't use them. Read the Bug for
> background.

No, it isn't. Because:

1) All SBUS sparcs lack any VGA driver.
2) The generic "FB" driver does not work with SBUS frame buffers
3) Even on PCI with a VGA card, the VGA X driver does not work on sparc
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