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Bug 15250 - xfree- savage_o.drv corrupts display on thinkpad t23.
Summary: xfree- savage_o.drv corrupts display on thinkpad t23.
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Current packages (show other bugs)
Hardware: All Linux
: High normal (vote)
Assignee: Seemant Kulleen (RETIRED)
Depends on:
Reported: 2003-02-06 20:17 UTC by Sumanth Peddamatham
Modified: 2003-02-26 18:51 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Sumanth Peddamatham 2003-02-06 20:17:49 UTC
I emerged the latest beta of xfree and the savage driver that is built causes my
display to become corrupted.  The older savage_o.drv that was built with
xfree-4.2.1-r2 works flawlessly with the beta.  

This problem occurs with all display depths and with/without a framebuffer console.
Comment 1 Derek Ditch 2003-02-08 20:35:42 UTC
I've had the same issues.  Perhaps merge the updated sources from Tim Roberts's site (  The current release in the xfree ebuild is 1.1.25t.  I'm not sure if this will work, I haven't gotten it to work yet.  Mainly because I'm still new to gentoo.  He does state on his site in the changelog: "Perhaps the biggest change in 26t has to do with distribution. Many people reported that my drivers would crash with an illegal instruction fault when used on SuSE 8.x, Mandrake 9.0, or Gentoo 1.2 or 1.4 distributions. I'm still not quite sure how these folks built XFree86 4.2.0 in an incompatible way, but they seem to have done so. Fortunately, if the libvbe.a and libint10.a modules are built on the same machine as the Savage driver, then the problem no longer occurs. Thus, I am now releasing all three as a package. Only people using those distributions need to worry about the extra libraries!"  Hopefully this fixes it.
Comment 2 Derek Ditch 2003-02-08 20:37:11 UTC
for the record, I have a toshiba satellite 2805-s301 with a Savage MX/IX card (8MB RAM)
Comment 3 Seemant Kulleen (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-02-09 05:56:14 UTC
no, in, it's 1.1.26t version of the savage driver...
Comment 4 Seemant Kulleen (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-02-14 14:48:50 UTC
Hannes just added an update to the savage driver, I believe.  hannes?
Comment 5 Martin Schlemmer (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-02-16 03:24:15 UTC
Does the updated driver work or not ?
Comment 6 Hannes Mehnert (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-02-16 09:24:44 UTC
I updated the driver to 1.1.27t and it works great here (on a IBM T23). 
1.1.26t didn't work here. 
Comment 7 Seemant Kulleen (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-02-26 04:38:30 UTC
can you check with X- please?
Comment 8 Seemant Kulleen (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2003-02-26 18:51:52 UTC
closing as the newest savage driver seems to be working successfully for people.