Bug 2912 - via driver text mode restoration problems
Summary: via driver text mode restoration problems
Alias: None
Product: xorg
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Driver/Via (show other bugs)
Version: 6.8.2
Hardware: x86 (IA32) OpenBSD
: high normal
Assignee: Xorg Project Team
QA Contact:
Depends on:
Blocks: 5799
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Reported: 2005-04-05 14:43 UTC by Matthieu Herrb
Modified: 2007-02-22 14:26 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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patch to x86emu (1.48 KB, patch)
2005-04-05 14:44 UTC, Matthieu Herrb
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Description Matthieu Herrb 2005-04-05 14:43:52 UTC
On OpenBSD with 6.8.2 and HEAD the via driver does not restore the text mode 
correctly on exit or switch to a text console. This appears to be fixed by the
following patch to x86emu by Michael Shalayeff, inspired by a similar change in
Comment 1 Matthieu Herrb 2005-04-05 14:44:49 UTC
Created attachment 2337 [details] [review]
patch to x86emu
Comment 2 Thomas Hellström 2006-03-09 09:43:06 UTC
Matthieu, A long time since this was reported. Is the status still the same?
Should we really consider this a via driver bug?

Comment 3 Matthieu Herrb 2006-03-12 01:12:52 UTC
The problem is not in the VIA driver. It's a bug in x86emu that causes the BIOS
calls to fail on systems that use x86emu for that.
It was fixed in XFree86. To avoid licensing problems, I asked Mickey to look at
the code and design an independant fix.

x86emu is not my area in the X server that's why I submitted this here, and then
more or less forgot about it.

Unfortunatly I can't test it in HEAD on OpenBSD anymore, since the via driver
now requires libdrm installed (and it isn't supported on OpenBSD yet).
Comment 4 Timo Jyrinki 2007-02-22 14:26:21 UTC
Marking broken (status null/blank) bugs in xorg with no activity in a long time as fixed. Please reopen if you think it's necessary, but first do a search if a similar bug report is already filed and in a NEW/ASSIGNED state. These bugs do not currently show in most search results as they do not have any status.

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