C&T ct65545 problem
yan at seiner.com
Mon Oct 26 06:50:00 PDT 2009
Tiago Vignatti wrote:
> Yan Seiner wrote:
>> I have a very, very old laptop - 1995 vintage - that I want to
>> repurpose for a net-terminal. It has a Chips and Technologies 65545
>> video chipset. This works with X as I've run it in the past with
>> both freeBSD and an older version of linux (something with a 2.4
>> kernel and an old version of xfree.) I decided to upgrade this to a
>> current version to get some net tools. Now I can't get X to
>> recognize the C&T chipset.
>> I am using xorg 7.4, with the chips driver. X fails with:
>> (II) Primary Device is: ISA
>> (EE) No devices detected
>> Unfortunately I don't have pcmcia working either so I can't copy and
>> paste quite yet.
>> I suspect that the driver cannot auto-probe the ISA bus and it's
>> looking for some sort of IRQ or base address. But how do I go about
>> finding this? I don't recall having to do anything special in the
>> past, but who knows....
> recently versions of the server don't support ISA anymore.
Well, after some trial and error, I got vesa to work for X and
framebuffer to work for text screens. (For some reason, X Frame buffer
won't work, but as the hardware is 15 years old, it's not worth fixing.)
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