Hi, I am trying to upgrade an UltraIIi from an old Aurora Linux (kernel 2.4.20) to Debian Etch (2.6.18), but I cannot get a workable framebuffer using the PCI video card on the system (an ATI Mach64 GT, see logs below).
I am booting with the Debian netinst CD, but at all resolutions I tried, I always get a black verical stripe in the middle of the screen and sometimes the right half of the screen remains black. The thing is barely usable as I cannot see most of the comman line. With 2.4.20 everything is OK. If I disable the framebuffer (with video=atyfb:off fb boot option) the screen does not get messy, but the Debian menu is unusable, so I have to find a way to make the fb to work. I have not overwritten anything so far, so I could compare the video timings under 2.4.20 (when the screen is OK) and under 2.6.18 (when I get the mess). Incredibly they are exactly the same. Any idea to have a decent fb like it used to be in 2.4.20? Thanks Hernest == lspci 80:03.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc 3D Rage IIC 215IIC [Mach64 GT IIC] (rev 3a) (prog-if 00 [VGA]) == fbset -i (on both distributions!!) mode "1024x768-59" # D: 64.201 MHz, H: 47.769 kHz, V: 59.414 Hz geometry 1024 768 1024 4064 8 timings 15576 128 56 27 3 136 6 hsync high vsync high csync high accel true rgba 8/0,8/0,8/0,0/0 endmode Frame buffer device information: Name : ATY Mach64 Address : 0x1800000 Size : 4186112 Type : PACKED PIXELS Visual : PSEUDOCOLOR XPanStep : 8 YPanStep : 1 YWrapStep : 0 LineLength : 1024 MMIO Address: 0x17ff800 MMIO Size : 2048 Accelerator : ATI Mach64GT == Relevant kernel log (2.4.20) PROMLIB: Sun IEEE Boot Prom 3.10.8 1999/03/17 12:34 Linux version 2.4.20-2.3sparc ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) (gcc driver version egcs-2.91.66 19990314/Linux (egcs-1.1.2 release) executing gcc version egcs- 2.92.11) #1 Wed Jan 15 18:27:52 EST 2003 ARCH: SUN4U [ ... ] Kernel command line: root=/dev/sda2 ro Console: colour dummy device 80x25 Calibrating delay loop... 665.19 BogoMIPS Memory: 124176k available (1880k kernel code, 536k data, 152k init) [fffff80000000000,0000000007ec0000] [ ... ] atyfb: 3D RAGE IIC (PCI) [0x4756 rev 0x3a] 4M EDO, 14.31818 MHz XTAL, 230 MHz PLL, 83 Mhz MCLK Console: switching to colour frame buffer device 128x48 fb0: ATY Mach64 frame buffer device on PCI pty: 1024 Unix98 ptys configured [ ... ] == Relevant kernel log (2.6.18) PROMLIB: Sun IEEE Boot Prom 'OBP 3.10.8 1999/03/17 12:34' PROMLIB: Root node compatible: sun4u Linux version 2.6.18-5-sparc64 (Debian 2.6.18.dfsg.1-13) ([EMAIL PROTECTED]) (gcc version 4.1.2 20061115 (prerelease) (Debian 4.1.1-21)) #1 Mon May 21 21:52:13 UTC 2007 ARCH: SUN4U [ ... ] Kernel command line: debconf/priority=low PID hash table entries: 512 (order: 9, 4096 bytes) Console: colour dummy device 80x25 [ ... ] atyfb: 3D RAGE IIC (Mach64 GV, PCI) [0x4756 rev 0x3a] atyfb: 4M EDO, 14.31818 MHz XTAL, 230 MHz PLL, 83 Mhz MCLK, 83 MHz XCLK Console: switching to colour frame buffer device 128x48 atyfb: fb0: ATY Mach64 frame buffer device on PCI -- To UNSUBSCRIBE, email to [EMAIL PROTECTED] with a subject of "unsubscribe". Trouble? Contact [EMAIL PROTECTED]