Debugging X.org drivers?
roland.mainz at nrubsig.org
Sat Oct 30 21:14:32 PDT 2004
Adam Jackson wrote:
> 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.
Do you have any example patch which shows how to turn a driver from cfb
over to fb ? HP's PCL drivers use cfb extensively and it may be nice to
switch them over, too...
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