C&T ct65545 problem

David Gerard dgerard at gmail.com
Tue Oct 27 10:56:58 PDT 2009

2009/10/27 Yan Seiner <yan at seiner.com>:

> This particular laptop is ISA with a couple of PCMCIA 1 (16 bit) slots.
> The video is on the ISA bus.
> The chips driver (1.2.1 and 1.2.2) doesn't work in this configuration at
> all, exiting with the error given previously.
> However, the VESA driver works just fine.  It assumes a 24 bit depth and
> fails as the hardware only supports 8 bits.  Once it's told to use
> defaultdepth of 8, it correctly sees the C&T chipset and initializes the
> screen just fine.

Can this sort of thing be detected and special-cased? (Should it?
Would this be an appropriate method of supporting ye crusty olde

- d.

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