Re: Screen corruption in 2.4.18

Andre Pang (
Mon, 25 Mar 2002 12:43:18 +1100

On Sun, Mar 24, 2002 at 04:07:31PM +0100, Danijel Schiavuzzi wrote:

> > In the meantime, I'd probably suggest a patch which looks for
> > clears only bit 7 of Rx55 if an 8363 and an 8365 is found. I'll
> > whip one up later today.
> Yes, should implement some autodetection to detect VT8365 and clear only bit
> 7 and include it in the kernel *as soon as possible* (I don't have any kernel
> programming experience, so don't ask me to do so, although it should be
> something trivial ;))

I've had a quick look at the pci-pc.c file which handles the PCI
fixups, but I can't see of a way to say "if this chip is detected
_and_ that chip is detected, modify this bit in the first chip."
It's possible, but not without some real ugly hackery.

Assuming that _only_ the integrated KT133+KM133 chipset uses the
VT8365 PCI ID (0x8305), it'd be easy to make a special-case patch
for it. My only worry is that other chipsets (like the 'normal'
KT133 without the KM133) use the same PCI ID; we should avoid
modifying the fix for the other chipsets, if possible.

Can somebody with a KT133/KT133A do a "lspci -n" and grep for
'8305'? If it doesn't appear, I'll send off my patch.

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