XFree + 32bpp color + Netscape lockups

XFree + 32bpp color + Netscape lockups

Post by Klamer Schutt » Tue, 08 Dec 1998 04:00:00

> Hi,

> I am currently running Slackware 3.5 with Linux kernel 2.0.36, and I believe
> XFree86 3.3.2 (the one that comes with SW 3.5.) I have a Creative Labs
> GRaphics Blaster 3D (CL-GD5464 chipset) with 4 MB of VRAM, as well as 48 MB
> EDO DRAM and 32 MB swap, on a Pentium 166 MMX. My problem is this: I have my
> XF86Config file set up to start X at 1024x768x8bpp, where everything works
> fine. However, when I startx -- -bpp 32 and try to run Netscape Communicator
> 4.5, the computer locks up. It won't respond to Ctrl+Alt+BS, Ctrl+Alt+Fx,
> mouse movement, or even the NumLock key being turned on, forcing me to hit
> the Reset switch. It's done this under Netscape Communicator 4.05 as well,
> and under FVWM 2, Red Hat mwm 2.0, and AFterStep. If anybody has any ideas
> about how to prevent this or what's causing it, please let me know, as I'm
> tired of booting into NT to surf the web at true color. Thanks a lot!

It might help to specify
Option "sw_cursor"
as well as
Option "xaa_no_color_exp"
in your XF86Config file. For XFree 3.3.3 I only need sw_cursor.
(Based on my info for my CL 5465 chipset).



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1. KDE 1.x on alpha and 32bpp colourdepth: lockup


I'm having a rather silly problem on my RedHat 5.2 Alpha box with a Matrox Millenium II (8Mb). I'm using 32bpp colourdepth and KDE's desktop including kwm. The system completely locks when I try to drag an window (whatever application). The problem also appears in a colourdepth of 16bpp and 24bpp BUT disappears when using 8bpp.
There's no problem when using 32bpp and WindowMaker as the windowmanager.

Does anyone have a clue where to start looking ?

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