Savage Exa Screen Error

Alex Deucher alexdeucher at
Sun Sep 18 18:38:49 PDT 2005

On 9/17/05, Caleb O'Connell <irishblood55 at> wrote:
> I have a ProSavage kn133 with 16 Meg shared Memory on an HP pavilion 1230
> laptop.  I'm not sure what the LCD is so I use Generic 1024x768.  To get to
> the point, I've built xorg rpms for fedora core 4.  I have DRI
> enabled and that works great.  I applied the savage-exa.diff patch to the
> savage drivers and included the correct savage_exa.c and savage_xaa.c.
> That has built and installed fine, but when I use the Option "AccelMethod"
> "exa" the screen comes up with the cursor, freezes it in place, and in the
> top left corner there is a small pixel box that seems to be the whole
> screen pushed up there.  So it looks like there is a screen printing
> problem.  There are no error in the Xorg.0.log file, in fact it gives me a
> successful loading of exa and all other options.  My question is if I
> should be using an actual driver for my LCD which is giving the error, or
> if exa for savage just isn't all ready.  Thanks ahead of time.

currently exa only works with a linear framebuffer.  Try adding this
option to your config:
Option "DisableTile" "true"
And then exa should work (theoreticaly anyway, no one has tried it yet
on a prosavage chip).


> Caleb O'Connell
> irishblood55 at

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