Re: Help with X on iBook?
Kin Chung wrote:
> > > > > Tried both of those with recompiles even to make sure it was not
> > > > > the patches or any brain-death I added.
> > > >
> > > >What patches? Those options work with stock XFree86 4.0.2.
> > >
> > > No idea what the patches are about. They came with the download
> > > (in a separate package). They do seem to add more errors than
> > > they remove :-(.
> >What package anyway? Don't you use the Debian 4.0.2 packages?
> I think I got my stuff off an XFree86 mirror site (could not find
> it in the Debian site).
On a testing or unstable system, apt-get install xserver-xfree86 should do.
> > > >This probably means that it actually works but something's wrong with
> > > me the 100.000 Hz setting (noted with a comment) in xfree3.3.6,
> > > so it ought to carry over to xfree4 (same aty128fb driver!)---
> >That's just the modeline. My concern is about the Refresh ranges in the
> >Monitor Section.
> Actually, the modelines are looking like they are critical. I tried
> what appeared to be a 40 Hz refresh rate modeline and it _almost_
> worked with the R128 driver. The correct picture turned up (root
> weave with X cursor in middle) then, all faded to white again :-(.
> >From what I read about the refresh ranges, those things are only
> used to determine which modelines are usable.
Exactly. The point is that XFree86 4.x has standard modes (which should work
fine BTW) built in so you may not get what you expect. Look at the log
> > > Tried them with the "ProgramFPRegs" "No" option, but it did not
> > > really do any good.
> >These Options only have an effect if the flat panel registers are
> >programmed (i.e. "ProgramFPRegs" "No" is _not_ used). Sorry I
> >didn't make that clear before.
> That's alright. I poked around in the source code and figured that
So have you tried them now?
> >aty128fb only matters with Option "UseFBDev".
> Yes, I know. I was hoping to get _some_ useful information out
> of the blasted thing, seeing as specs for the ATY,RageM3p1 chip
> and the LCD display are almost unobtainable, perhaps with the
> exception of becoming an Apple developer (the cost of which is
> the loss of the ability to release the source code).
> Maybe I should start looking in some bookshops... or try the
> Darwin kernel...
It works for other people so you shouldn't have to do anything like that.
Earthling Michel Dänzer (MrCooper) \ Debian GNU/Linux (powerpc) developer
CS student, Free Software enthusiast \ XFree86 and DRI project member