C&T ct65545 problem

walter harms wharms at bfs.de
Mon Oct 26 10:15:08 PDT 2009

Tiago Vignatti schrieb:
> 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.

the the error message should be more clear:

 if Primary Device is == ISA
	ISA is not supported anymore (since 1.x)


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