Re: XFree86 4.0 binaries
Tom Rini wrote:
> Nope. Right now in 2.3.99preX (and for a while before) all usb mice look the
> same. With the evdev stuff, usb stuff looks even more the same (no more
> keycode translations). BTW, type "auto" doesn't seem to be too happy anywhere
> (friend of mine on x86 warned me against using it, it didn't work when i tried)
> As Jack Howarths page says, mouse type should be "IMPS/2" still.
Yes. Setting the mouse option to "imps/2" works on my G4. I thought the docs for
Xfree86 4.0 said that PS/2 is not supported for Linux (or was that Linux98 ?). I
guess it doesn't matter too much at this stage but it is confusing when the
required configuration options contradict the docs.
> > > Do I need a kernel parameter option ? ie. video=.... ?
> > No, I assume you're already using aty128fb.
I didn't have any video options set. I set video=aty128fb in yaboot.conf but it
doesn't make any difference. I get the bright green screen. When I change video
modes with ctrl-alt-+ I can see that the resolution changes but the background
turns to purple. All modes now have a purple background. I'm lost at what to try
now. Maybe I should try with the option "novideo" ?
I am running in runlevel 2 and "ps aux" shows that xdm is running. Is this a
Also things like startx don't work. This is a script which calls xinit which must
be from XFree86 version 3 and hence doesn't understand the new XF86Config file.
Am I better off trying to use xpmac of devfb servers instead of XFree86 version
4.0 server ? I think I'd prefer to persevere with 4.0 but I must get it running
on my Powerbook with the Rage 128 Mobility chipset.
> Double check this in dmesg tho. It should autodetect the right chipset, but
> you can never be too careful.
It reports the right chipset.