C&T ct65545 problem

David Gerard dgerard at gmail.com
Sun Oct 25 13:15:37 PDT 2009

2009/10/25 Felix Miata <mrmazda at earthlink.net>:
> On 2009/10/25 11:40 (GMT-0700) Yan Seiner composed:

>> I have a very, very old laptop - 1995 vintage - that I want to repurpose
>> for a net-terminal.  It has a Chips and Technologies 65545 video
>> chipset.  This works with X as I've run it in the past with both freeBSD
>> and an older version of linux (something with a 2.4 kernel and an old
>> version of xfree.)  I decided to upgrade this to a current version to
>> get some net tools.  Now I can't get X to recognize the C&T chipset.

> ISTR reading not so long ago about active Xorg devs running out of working
> 65545 hardware to test with, and it may be necessary to stick with an older
> distro and Xorg version to get it to work, or equip some devs with hardware
> matching yours if you can't do the necessary driver dev work yourself. Try
> looking through the list's archive if no one else replies with better info.

Does anyone know what the last working version was?

One of the joys of git is git bisect - it lets you zero in relatively
quickly  (binary search) on the precise commit that caused a
regression. Might be worth trying here.

- d.

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