ppc support again?
mccrosky at ualberta.ca
Tue Dec 19 10:50:37 PST 2000
Well, I'm the guy doing the new version of the ppc-book. Right now I'm
just working on getting the core stuff solid, but, I think you'll find
plenty of info if you head over to penguinppc.org. Follow the user
resources link and then there'll be a xfree faq which should help, along
with sample config files. Good Luck!
Florin Boariu wrote:
> > I have a ATI Rage 128 on my PC comp. Have you tried setting the driver to
> > "r128" in X1186Config file?
> > Could you post the errors you get?
> Meanwhile, after endless tries and cruel resets followed by masses of
> forced fsckecks, it finally runs -- almost.
> Most of the time the errors were something like "no screens found", or the
> display simply remained black. Tha latter in case of setting up a symlink
> Then I tried a utility xf86cfg which hangs around in my X11/bin. I'm not
> quite sure, I assume some autoprobing. It made me turn the machine off
> several times: I heard something was going on since there were some
> read-operations from the HDD, but then the screen just turned into funny
> white-tones (it's a laptop -- might that be the cause?)Anyway, after doing
> this, there was a /root/XF86Config.new file around. I replaced the
> XF86Config created by xf86config before with the new file. I restarted X
> and again, the same white tones => forced reboot again.
> I edited the file by hand and replaced the Driver "r128" part by Driver
> "fbcon" (the module fbdev_drv.o brought me to this idea, aswell as an
> outdated Framebuffer-HOWTO).
> So X starts up just fine right now, and so do twm and IceWM, but I cannot
> start an xterm. And that's pretty annoying. Could this be related to the
> console-switching problem I already posted (I cannot switch consoles with
> best regards,
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