ADM Geode LX700 Video on SlackwarePosted by: Andrew Smith
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Software: Slackware 12
I bought a computer with an AMD Geode LX700 integrated video card. It doesn't work with X11 out of the box on Slackware :)
I tried using the VESA driver but it would simply kill (blank) my screen, and would put this in the error log:
(II) VESA(0): initializing int10 (II) VESA(0): Primary V_BIOS segment is: 0xc000 (II) VESA(0): VESA BIOS detected (II) VESA(0): VESA VBE Version 2.0 (II) VESA(0): VESA VBE Total Mem: 24576 kB (II) VESA(0): VESA VBE OEM: Advanced Micro Devices (II) VESA(0): VESA VBE OEM Software Rev: 1.0 (II) VESA(0): VESA VBE OEM Vendor: Elpin Systems VGA BIOS (II) VESA(0): VESA VBE OEM Product: GEODE LX (II) VESA(0): VESA VBE OEM Product Rev: Version 6.12 (II) VESA(0): virtual address = 0xb6223000, physical address = 0x50000000, size = 25165824 (II) VESA(0): VBESetVBEMode failedc000:0282: A2 ILLEGAL EXTENDED X86 OPCODE! (EE) VESA(0): Set VBE Mode failed!
I couldn't fix that. But I found a better solution, and it's not too hard to set it up. What you need to do is find the debian webpage for the
Adter you download that, run the following commands in the directory where it is:
tar xvzf xserver-xorg-video-amd_126.96.36.199+git20070802.orig.tar.gz cd xserver-xorg-video-amd-188.8.131.52+git20070802 ./autogen ./configure --prefix=/usr make su #enter root password make install ldconfig
# Device configured by xorgconfig: Section "Device" Identifier "* Generic VESA compatible" Driver "amd" #VideoRam 16384 # Insert Clocks lines here if appropriate EndSection
And that's it! I even hear the driver has 2D acceleration.