Debugging drivers?

Adam Jackson ajax at
Sat Oct 30 14:59:46 PDT 2004

On Friday 29 October 2004 20:57, Jim Gettys wrote:
> X11R6.8 has the ability to load .so files as well as the XFree86 loader,
> and therefore is able to be debugged using a standard GDB.
> I don't know the exact details; IIRC Adam Jackson (ajax) did the work...
>     - Jim

Yep, that was me.  Feel free to drop me a line if you have any trouble making 
dlloader modules work.

Kendall, I'm for some reason thinking that the SciTech drivers were based on 
the cfb framebuffer core.  cfb will not work under dlloader with 6.8 without 
a patch:

but you may be better off switching to fb.  ISTR some correctness issues with 
cfb that no one wants to look at because cfb is terrifying.

- ajax
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