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Re: Xfree86 help on PowerBook 17

On Thu, Oct 23, 2003 at 11:36:55AM +1000, Brendan J Simon wrote:
> Jens Schmalzing wrote:
> >>I did get X going on my PB17 once. I thought I had got to the bottom
> >>of it.  Now it wont work and it is the exact same XF86Config-4.
> >>   
> >>
> >
> >Which 17" Powerbook?  Among other things, Apple changed the video
> >hardware with the last model upgrade.  My 1.33GHz 17" Powerbook is
> >running nicely with radeonfb from a 2.6.0-test7-ben0 kernel and
> >XFree86 4.3.99 from Michel's dri-trunk packages.
> > 
> >
> It is the 1GHz PowerBook.
> I wonder why they changed the video hardware?
> Any known problems with the nVidia GeForce4 440 Go ???

There are no free drivers and there never will be (at least for 3D). But
i guess this was not the reason behind Apple's choice. The Radeon 9600
Mobility must simply have been better value to them, and it is a
generation newer than the 440 Go. 

That said, there are no 3D Drivers for the 9600 yet too, so ...


Sven Luther

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