man apm (Fichiers spéciaux) - Alliance ProMotion video driver


apm - Alliance ProMotion video driver


Section qDeviceq
  Identifier qdevnameq
  Driver qapmq


apm is an Xorg driver for Alliance ProMotion video cards. The driver is accelerated for supported hardware/depth combination. It supports framebuffer depths of 8, 15, 16, 24 and 32 bits. For 6420, 6422, AT24, AT3D and AT25, all depths are fully accelerated except 24 bpp for which only screen to screen copy and rectangle filling is accelerated.


The apm driver supports PCI and ISA video cards on the following Alliance ProMotion chipsets

ProMotion 6420
ProMotion 6422


Please refer to xorg.conf(5) for general configuration details. This section only covers configuration details specific to this driver.

The driver auto-detects the chipset type, but the following ChipSet names may optionally be specified in the config file qDeviceq section, and will override the auto-detection:

"6422", "at24", "at3d".

The AT25 is Chipset "at3d" and the 6420 is 6422.

The driver will auto-detect the amount of video memory present for all chips. The actual amount of video memory can also be specified with a VideoRam entry in the config file qDeviceq section.

The following driver Options are supported:

Option qHWCursorq qbooleanq
Enable or disable the hardware cursor. Default: on.
Option qNoAccelq qbooleanq
Disable or enable acceleration. Default: acceleration is enabled.
Option qNoLinearq qbooleanq
Disable or enable use of linear frame buffer. Default: on. Note: it may or may not work. Tell me if you need it.
Option qPciRetryq qbooleanq
Enable or disable PCI retries. Default: off.
Option qRemap_DPMS_Onq qstringq
Option qRemap_DPMS_Standbyq qstringq
Option qRemap_DPMS_Suspendq qstringq
Option qRemap_DPMS_Offq qstringq
Remaps the corresponding DPMS events. I've found that my Hercules 128/3D swaps Off and Suspend events. You can correct that with
Option qRemap_DPMS_Suspendq qOffq
Option qRemap_DPMS_Offq qSuspendq
in the Device section of the config file.
Option qSWCursorq qbooleanq
Force the software cursor. Default: off.
Option qShadowFBq qbooleanq
Enable or disable use of the shadow framebuffer layer. Default: off.



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