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Re: XF68_FBDev and Powerbook (Mach64) acceleration

That's the one.  Linux seems to be running all right so far (minus sound support).  I did manage to get Xpmac working last night.  I was following the wrong instructions, which told me to delete X and replace it with a symbolic link.  I'm using the special Ben kernel, and I've installed LinuxPPC and Debian ontop of it.  With Xpmac, the mouse emulation is built into the X server and the Delete key is automatically mapped by somebody.  Plus, the XFree's don't like 24-bit colour.

For anyone's information, I got Xpmac working by doing the following:
1) download the Xpmac binary.  I got Xpmac_rage128_usb_rev9
2) throw it into /usr/bin/X11RC
3) make sure the sticky bit is set on X (if it's not, you'll get an error telling you to setuid root).  the command for that turned out to be "chmod ug+s X"
4) change /etc/X11/Xserver to point to Xpmac instead of the default.  Make sure that there are no trailing spaces on that line.  I kept the permission at "Console".
5) run startx (or xdm/gdm)

On Tue, Apr 11, 2000 at 08:16:09AM +0200, Sven LUTHER wrote:
> The powerbook firewire, isn't it the one with a mobile rage128 also called
> prismo (sort of) or the tokyo released powerbook ?
> Does linux run fine on this ?
> Alas, i don't know if Xfree 3.3.6 is actually supporting the rage128, there
> were talks of back porting support for it from the 3.9/4.0 xfree tree, but i
> don't know what happened to it.
> What you could try, is to build 4.0, which should work ok. To not have it mess
> with stantard debian installs do the following :
>   * download the 4.0 -1 archive, no need to get the fonts and docs, since you
>     will not use them
>   * unpack them and do the following changes to the config/cf dir :
>     - change the root dir to be /usr/X11R6.4
>     - change the config file to be XF86Config.4
>     - build only the server.
>     the attached patch against 4.0 should take care of that.
>   * then go into the xc dir and do :
>     - make World &> world.log &
>     - tail -f world.log
>     - make install &> install.log &
>     - tail -f install.log
>     - make install.man &> man.log &
>     - tail -f man.log
>     this should take you between 30min to 60min, i guess, it took me ~4hours
>     on my apus box (603e @240MHz, no cache) and ~1 hour on my k6-2 500Mhz
>     system.
> once that is done, you need to generate a XF86Config.4 (there should be an
> example in /usr/X11R6.4/lib/X11 or something such) and change
> /etc/X11/Xserver to point to /usr/X11R6.4/bin/Xfree86 instead of
> /usr/bin/X11/XF86_FBDev.
> Friendly,
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Vivek Balasubramanyam
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