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Re: Configuring XFree86 on PowerBook G3 Lombard (Bronze)


You are correct: This thread has been discussed many times:

I suppose that I might have found these earlier if I had known the relationship between the Mach64 and the ATI 3D Rage Pro LT... I'd been searching using the phrase "lombard ATI 3D".

What _is_ the relationship between Mach64 and ATI Rage?

Eric P.
Sunnyvale, CA

From: nik gaffney <nik@f0.am>
To: "Eric Pretorious" <epretorious@hotmail.com>,debian-powerpc@lists.debian.org
Subject: Re: Configuring XFree86 on PowerBook G3 Lombard (Bronze)
Date: Mon, 9 Jun 2003 15:34:39 +0200

> I need your help: I can't get Xserver to work on my PowerBook G3.
> (I'm using Woody.)

i recall several threads here about getting xfree86 working on lombard, the
reassuring answer it that it does! and with acceleration ( if you are looking
for a challenge. . see http://people.debian.org/~daenzer/ for the relevant
dri-mach64 packages)

to begin with, the video chip is ati mach64, so the relevant bits of your
xfree86 config should look something like

Section "Monitor"
	Identifier	"Lombard LCD"
	Option		"DPMS"
	HorizSync 	31.5-57.0
        VertRefresh 	50-70

Section "Device"
	Identifier		"Lombard ATI"
	Driver			"ati"
	ChipSet			"mach64"
	BusID			"PCI:0:17:0"
	Option "DMAMode"	"mmio"

Section "Screen"
	Identifier	"Screen0"
	Device		"Lombard ATI"
	Monitor		"Lombard LCD"
	DefaultDepth	16
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		16
		Modes 		"1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"

> I've never used X before - This is my first time using Linux as a desktop.
> I've only used it in a server environment in the past.
> I've researched the video spec's at apple.com
> (http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=43120) and by searching
> Google but wasn't able to find much of the information that the
> dpkg-reconfigure script (`dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86`) is asking for.
> e.g., Driver, sync/refresh rates, mouse type, keyboard type, etc.
> I recall reading somewhere that the Lombard uses an ATI driver but can not
> find much else. Please help!
> Eric P.
> Sunnyvale, CA

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