Re: configuring X for Lime iMac (have tried many things...)
I had X working on my iMac Rev B at one point. I don't actually remember what
changed on it that it went away (I think it was the upgrade from 4.0.3 to
4.1.0, actually). Meanwhile, I believe this link will help you:
On Tuesday 10 July 2001 22:32, crombie wrote:
> the solution the keyboard configuration was obvious:
> (for a 97 key keyboard...)
> Option "XkbModel" "pc97"
> (and the standard)
> Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
> Option "XkbLayout" "us"
> still haven't gotten the mouse to show up.
> tried: "usb" "Auto" "PS/2" "imps/2" and not
> even a nudge. when i use "usb" however, the
> X server fails to start complaining that it
> cannot initialize CorePointer.
> ps: hope this is useful to someone else, when i get
> a fully working file, is there someplace i should submit it?
> (doesn't linuxppc.org keep an archive, for example?)
> =>-----Original Message-----
> =>From: crombie [mailto:email@example.com]
> =>Sent: Tuesday, July 10, 2001 7:01 PM
> =>To: firstname.lastname@example.org; debian-powerpc
> =>Cc: email@example.com
> =>Subject: RE: configuring X for Lime iMac (have tried many things...)
> =>first off. thanx for all the input. the X config file helped, as did the
> =>APT archive. i am very close now. the Mouse does not work at all, and the
> =>Keyboard is incorrectly mapped and only kicks out garbage. more
> =>on specifics below, but this is where i need help.
> =>fyi update:
> =>i have a "LIME" iMac (this should tell you what version).
> =>the horiz/vert sync that i am successfully using is:
> => HORIZ SYNC: 60.015
> => VERT REFRESH: 75.03-117.233
> =>hope this helps some other people out.
> =>i did have to do a clean install of debian woody, which was probably good
> =>as i had corrupted dselect. also, did a clean install of XFree86 4.1.0
> =>via the Xinstall.sh and downloaded all tgz's from ftp.xfree86.org. the
> =>version that came with Woody did not correctly setup startx or xinit.
> =>did anyone else have problems with this? if so, should submit a
> =>bug report.
> =>ended up using xf86config to get a working /etc/X11/XF86Config but the
> =>file probvided by Adam Goode worked (with minor modifications) as well.
> =>currently...can't get the keyboard correctly mapped or the mouse to be
> =>recognized at all. i have a 266mhz LIME iMac with 97 keys on the keyboard
> =>(not including the power button.) i have a 1-button (*frown*) round iMac
> =>mouse. i will look around for the correct configuration elsewhere, but
> =>any direction is most appreciated!
> =>ps: there was some side comments on rpms for debian. please look at
> =>the "alien" program and corresponding documentation. alternately, you
> =>can generally pull down source and compile. for the specific program
> =>i wanted (Xautoconfig) I could not get the source to compile. if this
> =>program works (which the YellowDog guys insist that it does) then that
> =>would greatly ease the pain for all Mac users setting up X. anyone want
> =>to tackle putting it into a .deb? thoughts?
> =>=>-----Original Message-----
> =>=>From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of Michel Dänzer
> =>=>Sent: Tuesday, July 10, 2001 8:43 AM
> =>=>To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> =>=>Cc: debian-powerpc
> =>=>Subject: Re: configuring X for Lime iMac (have tried many things...)
> =>=>crombie wrote:
> =>=>> has anyone gotten X windows successfully configured on an iMac?
> =>=>could you
> =>=>> send me a working XF86Config file? or is there an X guru
> =>=>somewhere who could
> =>=>> help me configure it myself. i've put a lot of time into it and
> =>=>the config
> =>=>> file is too cryptic for me to do by hand.
> =>=>The 4.1.0 test packages at
> =>=>http://people.debian.org/~branden/woody/APT should
> =>=>take most configuration off your hands.
> =>=>Earthling Michel Dänzer (MrCooper) \ Debian GNU/Linux
> =>=>(powerpc) developer
> =>=>CS student, Free Software enthusiast \ XFree86 and DRI
> =>=>project member
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