Re: Pulsar, BootX and Mach64
On Tue, Sep 16, 2003 at 07:52:27AM +0200, Joachim Franek wrote:
> > > Hello,
> > >
> > > which are the right options for BootX
> > > with a ATI Mach64 card and a Pulsar?
> > >
> > > What I have done:
> > > Installing Debian 3.0r1 on 2. HD: ok
> > > Installing Bootx 1.2.2 ok
> > >
> > > Executing BootX starts linux
> > > (HD is working, I hear this) but no sceen output!
> > > The MacOS screen does not disappear.
> > There are some logging options you can enable in BootX settings
> > which may give you a better clue about what is happening. Have you
> > tried with the no-video-driver box checked?
> > It would also be helpful to know what model machine this is,
> > like the output of cat /proc/pci and cat /proc/cpuinfo from
> > within an installer shell.
> Putting the ATI card into a pc:
> lspci -vv:
> 00:0b.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc 210888GX [Mach64 GX]
> (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [VGA])
> Control: I/O- Mem- BusMaster- SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr-
> Stepping+ SERR- FastB2B-
> Status: Cap- 66Mhz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=medium >TAbort-
> <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR-
> Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 10
> Region 0: Memory at dd000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [disabled]
> Expansion ROM at e7fe0000 [disabled] [size=64K]
> cat /proc/pci:
> Bus 0, device 11, function 0:
> VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc 210888GX
> [Mach64 GX] (rev 2).
> IRQ 10.
> Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0xdd000000 [0xddffffff].
> And now from the Pulsar:
> Booting from the debian boot floppy:
> MacOS display is /bandit/pci-bridge/ATY,mach64
> Using unsupported 1152x870 ATY,mach64 at 81800200, depth=16, pitch=2304
I get a similar message when booting my mach64 (this is a clone 180MHz 603):
Using unsupported 640x480 ATY,mach64_3D_pcc at 81000000, depth=8, pitch=640
Maybe the resolution could be an issue, if that is the only resolution
the card will drive; oldworld Macs had limited video resolution
capability. Most will still not work with XFree86 in 16-bit mode, they
require 8 or 15; and certainly a resolution as high as 1152x870 would
not have been supported then.
I have also had another machine (a 604;9500) boot without video
output, when trying to boot a 2.4 kernel, but have not heard of
any solutions. I can shut the machine down 'blind' by typing in the
root login and password, then halt, and can ssh in -- so I know it's
booting. That machine does work fine with the 2.2.20-pmac kernel.
> lspci : command not found
> cat /proc/pci:
> nearly the same as above for the ATI card.
> cat /proc/cpuinfo
> cpu : 604e
> clock : 170MHz
> revision 2.2
> maschine: Power Macintosh
> motherboard: AAPL,???? MacRISC
> L2 cash: 512k unified
> memory: 208MB
> mac-generation: OldWorld
> I hope this helps.
> Is there someone who uses a pulsar with linux?
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