Re: X config on YD 3.0 ? summat weird going on
From: Colin Ward (cj.ward_at_btclick.com)
Date: Sat, 19 Jul 2003 22:48:25 +0000 (UTC)
On 18/7/03 4:56 pm, in article email@example.com,
"Draxen" <NOjack@SPAMjudgement.no-ip.TRAPcom> wrote:
> I'm really hoping someone can help me out here, I've sweated blood over this
> My only usable (seemingly) X configuration is 800x600 at 8bpp which needless
> to say sucks. I have a G4 with a 16MB ATI-Rage Pro. Changing the resolution
> with the display utility from the desktop and it does probe my card
> correctly. Restarting X gives me unresolved symbols in r128_drv.o, that file
> is installed BTW.
> Now here's the funny thing. My first install was a full one, I selected
> Everything from the available packages. Yayy! It worked a treat, and I was
> getting 1024x768x16. The bummer was a full install takes over 8Gigs and when
> you've only got a 10Gig drive that doesn't put a smile on your face,
> especially when you hear how Linux is so much less bloated than Windoze.
> So a fresh reinstall selecting the packages I wanted / needed. I don't think
> I've missed any packages but the install procedure was different, the full
> install walked me through configuring X, the custom one didn't.
> 800x600 with the default desktop doesn't make for a workable situation.
> Xautoconfig (which is really, I mean *really* bad) only works with
> the --fbdepth option. XConfigurator, which I remember fondly from my RedHat
> Intel days, doesn't seem to exist. The most recent RPMs I've found for PPC
> platforms are nearly three years old :(
> I'm getting down on my knees now, I've struggled for weeks to get this thing
> running. I haven't had to manually edit an XFree86config file for nearly 8
> years now, I thought we were long since past that crap.
> Are Linux PPCs distros the poor relation ? Are we that many years behind the
> Intel crowd ??
I'm running YDL3 on an G4500 (sawtooth) with apple 15lcd display, I have a
perfect 1024x768 X 16 display with full acceleration. There are a few things
that you need to do to get this though, eg modprobe r128 and agpgart, and
they will have to be added to /etc/rc.d/rc.local to load at startup. DRI
also has to be enabled, you can do this by un-commenting the hash at this
"#Load "dri" to read
"Load "dri" In your XFree86config file (yes you'll have to do this), as
well as making sure the "Default Depth" is set to 16.
Before I did these things X would just crash with the same comments and
warnings you mention, although on installation X seemed to be fine. Let me
know if you need any more info or a copy of my XFree86Config file.