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Bug 14534 - XFree 4.2.1-r2 gives me bad gradients
Summary: XFree 4.2.1-r2 gives me bad gradients
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: [OLD] Core system (show other bugs)
Hardware: x86 Linux
: High major (vote)
Assignee: Martin Schlemmer (RETIRED)
Depends on:
Reported: 2003-01-25 08:17 UTC by Julien Ponge
Modified: 2003-02-16 16:47 UTC (History)
0 users

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Package list:
Runtime testing required: ---

Screenshot + Xfree log + XF86Config (gradients.tar.bz2,80.05 KB, application/octet-stream)
2003-01-26 04:24 UTC, Julien Ponge

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Description Julien Ponge 2003-01-25 08:17:20 UTC
I have a laptop running a Gentoo Linux distro. It has a S3 Savage IX/MV card that 
worked very well until I emerge this XFree version. Indeed I used to have some 
very smooth gradients in 24bbp mode (this is quite logical). But now all I get is 
some really crap gradients. For instance a gradient looks like big rectangles that 
you put together. It just looks like if the card was running in 16bpp or lower mode. 
I think you picture what it looks like. 
I did not change anything in my XF86Config file and the XFree logs tell me that 
the X server *does* run in 24bpp mode (truecolor). By the way I used the savage 
driver which is the good one. 
Any idea ? 
Thanks a lot :-)
Comment 1 Martin Schlemmer (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-01-26 01:24:58 UTC
Any samples ?
Comment 2 Julien Ponge 2003-01-26 04:23:50 UTC
Sure, here's an attachment having a screenshot + the XFree log and configuration

Comment 3 Julien Ponge 2003-01-26 04:24:57 UTC
Created attachment 7637 [details]
Screenshot + Xfree log + XF86Config

Here's all I can give you ...
Comment 4 Martin Schlemmer (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-01-26 09:37:19 UTC
Can you try a different version of the driver from:

Version in ebuild is 1.1.25t.
Comment 5 Julien Ponge 2003-01-27 02:09:06 UTC
The ebuild has the latest version ... What strikes me is that the problem 
appeared when I emerged Xfree-4.2.1-r2 ...  
Comment 6 Martin Schlemmer (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-01-28 15:00:47 UTC
Actually 1.1.26t is the latest version ...
Comment 7 Julien Ponge 2003-01-29 02:49:55 UTC
I'll check that asap then :-) 
Maybe I'll have to wait this week-end but I'll keep you informated. 
Comment 8 Julien Ponge 2003-02-02 05:27:48 UTC
It works indeed better with the driver from :-) 
Comment 9 Martin Schlemmer (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-02-16 16:47:33 UTC
Ok, updated to 1.1.27t.