[ltp] XFree86 on TP 770X

Friedemann Baitinger linux-thinkpad@www.bm-soft.com
Sat, 6 Jan 2001 00:49:25 +0100 (CET)

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On Thu, 4 Jan 2001, Friedemann Baitinger wrote:

> On Wed, 3 Jan 2001, Udo Weber wrote:
> > Hi Doug,
> >
> > many thanks for your help. I got your trident_drv.o and it works !
> > This is my first time that I saw XFree86 (V4) is working on the
> > TP 770X and when I queryed the mailing lists and the known
> > TP-homepages, I think nobody else got it to work befor.
> This is not quite true. I had XFree-4.0.1 running on my TP 770X since
> RedHat 7.0 came out and that was quite a few months ago. The problem is
> that I first (after each reboot) have to get X up with the XF86_SVGA
> from the Redhat 6.2 distribution and then I can reconfigure X to use
> XFree-4.0.1. Using that sequence it works flawlessly. Not using this
> sequence causes a total freeze of the machine and I have to hold the
> power-off button for 3s in order to turn the machine really off. The
> same symptoms occur with XFree86-4.0.2 binary (I have not updated the
> whole XFree though. Just installed the 4.0.2 XFree binary).
> Does anybody else experience similar symptoms? Any idea on how to avoid
> this problem?

In the meantime I have installed the full binary XFree86-4.0.2 from the
xfree86.org ftp server. In addition I have added Doug's trident_drv.o as
Doug mentioned above. Without Doug's fix, my machine had the flicker and
the mouse pointer disapeared after clicking any icon or button on the
desktop. With Doug's fix both problems are gone.

In case you want to put the XFree86-4.0.2 on a RedHat 7.0 system you
have to rebuild and install the "Xconfigurator" from RedHat's SRPMs. The
original Xconfigurator dumps core if used with a XFree86-4.0.2 system.

In summary: my TP 770X is now up and running with XFree86-4.0.2

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