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Re: Running the Xserver at an Apple Workgroup Server 7250/120

On Sat, Oct 26, 2002 at 12:34:12 -0700, Brad Boyer composed:
> On Sat, Oct 26, 2002 at 12:27:03PM -0400, simon.raven@sympatico.ca wrote:
> > On Sat, Oct 26, 2002 at 15:49:18 +0200, Sancho Fock composed:
> > > Well my problem(s) are, that:
> > > 1. I can't find any detailed specification of the mashine's
> > > graphic-card. I do only know, that it is on board.
> > > 2. dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86 wants me (as PPC User) to specify
> > > not only the driver but also the PCI Address.
> >  
> > the driver: fbdev. the framebuffer device. which, if it is the same on a
> > 7200 as it is on a 7500 (my main box :), it'll be control. but that
> > doesn't really matter when you want to run X, it *dpes* matter however
> > if you need to configure OpenFirmware (aka OF).
> Actually, the 7200 used platinum, which was a really simple chip. The
> fbdev driver is still the correct one, tho. You cannot use the built-in
> video for OF, because Apple didn't bother to write a driver for
> this chipset...

yeh, i was talking about two things at once there, and got one of them
off, heh. i was thinking of OF setting and X at once, cuz in OF, using
nvsetenv (or setenv in OF) the output-deivce is /chaos/control (on a
7500 anyway). i was mixing the "planes", so to speak.

> > > Xfree86 -scanpci -vv delivers me 3 PCI devices. One is the PCI Bridge
> > > (Apple Bandit) and one is an ISDN Card.
> > > The third one is a "Apple Grand Station" which I expect to be the
> > > graphic card (but I am not sure) I tried any availivle driver at
> > > dpkg-reconfigure at the address of this device (00:16:00) but none had
> > > worked.
> >  
> > i don't know what grand central does, but it isn't the onboard video. it
> > may be where PCI cards are read from, but i'm guessing. 
> The gc (Grand Central Station) is the Mac equivalent of a SouthBridge
> chip. It contains things like ADB, floppy, serial, and other interface
> chips. The replacements for this chip in later models had names like
> ohare and heathrow. Someone had a sense of humor in the hardware
> department at Apple...
oh yeh, ok. i've seen those other names, from other people's dmesg
output on the list :). 

thanks for the clarifications and info :)


> 	Brad Boyer
> 	flar@allandria.com

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