C&T ct65545 problem

Tiago Vignatti vignatti at freedesktop.org
Sun Oct 25 18:47:47 PDT 2009

Yan Seiner wrote:
> 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.
> I am using xorg 7.4, with the chips driver.  X fails with:
> (II) Primary Device is: ISA
> (EE) No devices detected
> Unfortunately I don't have pcmcia working either so I can't copy and 
> paste quite yet.
> I suspect that the driver cannot auto-probe the ISA bus and it's looking 
> for some sort of IRQ or base address.  But how do I go about finding 
> this?  I don't recall having to do anything special in the past, but who 
> knows....

recently versions of the server don't support ISA anymore.


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