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Re: XFree86 with acceleration on PowerBook G4

On Mon, 2002-02-18 at 18:19, Daniel Kleine-Albers wrote:

> currently i'm working with a non-accelerated Xserver over the aty128fb - 
> Frambuffer Device. This is OK, but it's too slow to watch DVDs. So i'm 
> trying to get it accelerated.
> So, I compiled a 2.4.17-kernel with benh-patch with dri and all the 
> other things needed for fast graphics.
> If I start my Xserver with the config below, nearly everything looks 
> fine, but i get an error in the Logs, which says:
> Static buffer allocation failed, need at least 10xxx KB Video RAM - but 
> as i have only 8 MB, i just wonder how to get it to work.

This message is about DRI, for which there isn't enough VRAM in depth 24
- try 16.

However, DRI isn't needed for DVD playback, nor does it help before

> After the Xserver starts, there's only a black screen with some blue and 
> green lines (looks different every startup) - and i can't use it.
> (Switching back to the old config works just fine.)

This is strange. Might be a problem with your 1152x768 modeline and/or
monitor configuration, in particular the frequency ranges.

Earthling Michel Dänzer (MrCooper)/ Debian GNU/Linux (powerpc) developer
XFree86 and DRI project member   /  CS student, Free Software enthusiast

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