cyrix driver

Alan Cox alan at
Tue Apr 14 14:09:01 PDT 2009

On Tue, 14 Apr 2009 16:21:14 -0400
Cliff Brake <cliff.brake at> wrote:

> It seems that the xf86-video-cyrix is not in X 7.4.  Is this the case,
> and is there any way to get the cyrix driver working with 7.4?  Or is
> there another driver that should work?
> I'm using a old geode board.

If you have VSA2 firmware then the geode driver ought to work. If you
have VSA1 firmware you'll need to resurrect the cyrix driver which as the
VSA firmware is very sensitive to the order of vga emulated writes and
the newer Xorg ordering confuses it might be quite hairy - or if you don't
need acceleration use the vesa driver and have a quieter life.

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