Diff for /wikisrc/users/macallan/pgx32.mdwn between versions 1.1 and 1.3

version 1.1, 2009/10/21 04:14:45 version 1.3, 2010/01/13 08:20:08
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 This is a re-badged [Tech Source](http://www.techsource.com) Raptor GFX 8P, which in turn is a bog standard [3D Labs](http://www.3dlabs.com) Permedia 2 with Sun firmware in ROM.  This is a re-badged [Tech Source](http://www.techsource.com) Raptor GFX 8P, which in turn is a bog standard [3D Labs](http://www.3dlabs.com) Permedia 2 with Sun firmware in ROM.
 The board has 8MB RAM and a 33MHz/32bit PCI interface.  The board has 8MB RAM and a 33MHz/32bit PCI interface.
   
       OpenFirmware name: TSI,GFXP
     Common header:      Common header:
     0x00: 0x00093d3d 0x02900006 0x03800001 0x0000ff00      0x00: 0x00093d3d 0x02900006 0x03800001 0x0000ff00
     Vendor Name: 3D Labs (0x3d3d)      Vendor Name: 3D Labs (0x3d3d)
     Device Name: GLINT Permedia 2V (0x0009)      Device Name: GLINT Permedia 2V (0x0009)
   
 There is nothing really remarkable about this card, Xorg's [[glint]] driver Just Works(tm). A kernel driver doesn't exist yet, for now we have to use the [[genfb]] driver.<br>  There is nothing really remarkable about this card, Xorg's [[glint]] driver Just Works(tm) and the [[pm2fb]] driver provides an accelerated console.<br>
 The firmware is rather buggy:  The firmware is rather buggy:
   
 * the linebytes property is always the same as width, even with more than 8 bit colour depth  * the linebytes property is always the same as width, even with more than 8 bit colour depth
 * some properties have trailing spaces  * some property names have trailing spaces
 * the [[color!]] method does nothing so we can't change the palette in 8 bit  * the [[color!]] method does nothing so we can't change the palette in 8 bit
   
 There are workarounds in [[genfb]] for the first two problems.  There are workarounds in [[genfb]] and [[pm2fb]] for the first two problems, and [[pm2fb]] doesn't depend on firmware calls to access palette registers.

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