Bug#617184: xorg -depth 8 fails (colourmap broken) on Thinkpad R50p

Michel Dänzer daenzer at debian.org
Mon Mar 7 01:18:47 PST 2011

On Mon, 2011-03-07 at 02:25 +0000, Ian Jackson wrote: 
> Package: xserver-xorg-video-radeon
> Version: 1:6.13.1-2+squeeze1
> If I say
>   X vt9 -dpi 100 -nolisten tcp -retro -depth 8 :3
> I get an X server whose colour map seems entirely broken.  The initial
> startup screen is entirely black (the weave requested by -retro is
> missing), although the mouse cursor is visible.
> Asking xdm to run the same server and give me a login screen results
> in an almost-illegible dim greyscale display.



In my quick testing, the radeon driver seems to have further
pseudocolour issues at least with KMS enabled, but this will definitely
need to be fixed in xserver first.

Earthling Michel Dänzer           |                http://www.vmware.com
Libre software enthusiast         |          Debian, X and DRI developer

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