Adding USB SVGA/Fedora 9 and earlier

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These instructions are in the context of the Adding USB SVGA How To. For XO OSs based on Fedora 9 and earlier...

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Compiling the kernel module

You will need to follow the instructions about rebuilding your kernel at Rebuilding OLPC kernel.

Modify the olpc_defconfig to include the SiS USB-SVGA driver :

diff --git a/arch/i386/configs/olpc_defconfig b/arch/i386/configs/olpc_defconfig
index 8439431..74abf3b 100644
--- a/arch/i386/configs/olpc_defconfig
+++ b/arch/i386/configs/olpc_defconfig
@@ -215,7 +215,6 @@ CONFIG_NR_QUICK=1
 # CONFIG_MATH_EMULATION is not set
 # CONFIG_MTRR is not set
 # CONFIG_SECCOMP is not set
-# CONFIG_VGA_NOPROBE is not set
 CONFIG_HZ_100=y
 # CONFIG_HZ_250 is not set
 # CONFIG_HZ_300 is not set
@@ -1711,7 +1710,8 @@ CONFIG_USB_SERIAL_PL2303=m
 # CONFIG_USB_IDMOUSE is not set
 # CONFIG_USB_FTDI_ELAN is not set
 # CONFIG_USB_APPLEDISPLAY is not set
-# CONFIG_USB_SISUSBVGA is not set
+CONFIG_USB_SISUSBVGA=m
+CONFIG_USB_SISUSBVGA_CON=y
 # CONFIG_USB_LD is not set
 # CONFIG_USB_TRANCEVIBRATOR is not set
 # CONFIG_USB_IOWARRIOR is not set

Note that we actually chose to have support for the console on the driver, which is not mandatory but can be convenient when testing.

Now recompile your kernel using this olpc_defconfig. The newly generated kernel RPM package will include this driver.

Including the driver in the OLPC development image

Now that you compiled the kernel it would be good to have it included into a testing image. Assuming that you use pilgrim, apply the following patch to get the xorg module installed as well as the kernel module not being removed by the installer script :

diff --git a/streams.d/olpc-development.stream b/streams.d/olpc-development.stream
index 58fdd0b..5a8c608 100755
--- a/streams.d/olpc-development.stream
+++ b/streams.d/olpc-development.stream
@@ -70,6 +70,7 @@ xorg-x11-drv-evdev
 xorg-x11-drv-keyboard
 xorg-x11-drv-mouse
 xorg-x11-drv-cirrus
+xorg-x11-drv-sisusb
 xorg-x11-utils
 xorg-x11-xinit
 xorg-x11-xauth
@@ -535,7 +536,7 @@ EOF
     mkdir -p $INSTALL_ROOT/etc/sysconfig/modules
     cat <<EOF > $INSTALL_ROOT/etc/sysconfig/modules/olpc-1.modules
 #!/bin/sh
-module_list="i8042 i2c-dev sdhci dcon_bl gxfb_dcon psmouse ovcamchip cafe_ccic cafe-nand battery-class olpc-battery mousedev evdev atkbd leds-olpc"
+module_list="i8042 i2c-dev sdhci dcon_bl gxfb_dcon psmouse ovcamchip cafe_ccic cafe-nand battery-class olpc-battery mousedev evdev atkbd leds-olpc sisusb"
 for i in \$module_list ; do
         modprobe \$i >/dev/null 2>&1
 done
@@ -1315,6 +1316,10 @@ EOF
        lib/modules/*/kernel/net/ieee80211/ieee80211*.ko \
        lib/firmware/*.bin | \
        cpio -O boot/olpcrd -o -A -c
+   # add the sisusb driver
+   echo " - Adding sisusb SVGA adapter driver"
+   ls  lib/modules/*/kernel/drivers/usb/misc/sisusbvga/sisusbvga.ko | \
+       cpio -O boot/olpcrd -o -A -c
     case $VARIANT in
        ext3|devel_ext3)
            # the piix ide drivers are only needed for emulation

Compiling the xorg module

The package xorg-x11-drv-sisusb is outdated and therefore will cause ABI mismatch between this particular module and the Xorg server. As I could not recompile this module, I used an Ubuntu package to get the sisusb_drv.so file.

mkdir -p extract/
wget http://fr.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/x/xserver-xorg-video-sisusb/xserver-xorg-video-sisusb_0.8.1-9_i386.deb
dpkg -x xserver-xorg-video-sisusb_0.8.1-9_i386.deb extract/
scp extract/usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/sisusb_drv.so olpc@laptop:/usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/

Now that the module is copied to the laptop, we can start with the Xorg configuration file.

Configuring X.org

Add a monitor section for your projector :

Section "Monitor"
        Identifier      "Monitor1"
        ModelName       "Monitor Model"
        Option          "DPMS"
EndSection

and a device section for the SiS USB-SVGA device :

Section "Device"
        Identifier      "Card1"
        Driver          "sisusb"
EndSection

Kill your existing Xorg server and restart it with olpc-dm.

Binaries for Build 802 / 8.2.1

If you wish to get started quickly, here is a binary:

http://anthill.hailmail.net/sisusb/sisusbvga.ko

This was compiled for Build 802, kernel 2.6.25-20080925.1.olpc.f10b654367d7065

You can install this module with

# mkdir -p /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/drivers/usb/misc/sisusbvga/
# cp sisusbvga.ko /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/drivers/usb/misc/sisusbvga/
# depmod

Then you will have to find a matching set of sisusb drivers for X Windows. The drivers distributed in Ubuntu 8.10 are known to work.

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