C&T ct65545 problem
yan at seiner.com
Tue Oct 27 11:40:39 PDT 2009
David Gerard wrote:
> 2009/10/27 Yan Seiner <yan at seiner.com>:
>> This particular laptop is ISA with a couple of PCMCIA 1 (16 bit) slots.
>> The video is on the ISA bus.
>> The chips driver (1.2.1 and 1.2.2) doesn't work in this configuration at
>> all, exiting with the error given previously.
>> However, the VESA driver works just fine. It assumes a 24 bit depth and
>> fails as the hardware only supports 8 bits. Once it's told to use
>> defaultdepth of 8, it correctly sees the C&T chipset and initializes the
>> screen just fine.
> Can this sort of thing be detected and special-cased? (Should it?
> Would this be an appropriate method of supporting ye crusty olde
Not sure if the effort is worth it for 15 year old hardware....
Wouldn't surprise me if I'm one of less than a dozen who still has this
stuff in working order.
OTOH, X is being used more and more on embedded platforms, so it
wouldn't hurt to have a "DefaultDepth" fallback - if 24 doesn't work,
try 16, if that doesn't work, try 8.
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