[Oberon] Problem with Permedia2 display driver

Bernhard Treutwein BdT at wildwein.de
Sat Oct 11 21:17:00 CEST 2003

Finally I tried to switch to a Permedia2 card. When using
DisplayLinear (the selection offered by detect Vesa) it
works ok, but with the Permedia2 driver it starts up,
but then it apparently switches off hsync/vsync (at
least my BNC connected monitor goes into sleep
mode). The serial line trace does not show any
pecularieties and when I blindly try typing something
and middle click, it tries to load something, although
that is very difficult without seeing what I type.

The serial line trace for DisplayLinear and the
Permedia driver is attached.

Does anybody have  some idea how to get the driver working ?

     Bernhard Treutwein

This is what Linux lspci -v -v detects about the Permedia card:

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: 3DLabs Permedia II 2D+3D (rev 01)
(prog-if 00 [VGA])
 Subsystem: 3DLabs AccelStar II 3D Accelerator
 Control: I/O+ Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr-
Stepping- SERR- FastB2B-
 Status: Cap+ 66Mhz+ UDF- FastB2B+ ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort- <TAbort-
<MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
 Latency: 64 (48000ns min, 48000ns max)
 Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 16
 Region 0: Memory at febc0000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=128K]
 Region 1: Memory at fd800000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=8M]
 Region 2: Memory at fe000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=8M]
 Expansion ROM at <unassigned> [disabled] [size=64K]
 Capabilities: [4c] Power Management version 1
  Flags: PMEClk- DSI+ D1- D2- AuxCurrent=0mA PME(D0-,D1-,D2-,D3hot-,D3cold-)
  Status: D0 PME-Enable- DSel=0 DScale=0 PME-
 Capabilities: [40] AGP version 1.0
  Status: RQ=32 Iso- ArqSz=0 Cal=0 SBA+ ITACoh- GART64- HTrans- 64bit- FW-
AGP3- Rate=x1
  Command: RQ=1 ArqSz=0 Cal=0 SBA- AGP- GART64- 64bit- FW- Rate=<none>

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