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XFree86 on Albook 15"?


I'm a proud owner of a new 15" 1.25ghz (w/ Superdrive) Powerbook, and although
OS X runs beautifully on this, I'm keen to dual boot it with a small Debian
install; my previous laptop (15" 500mhz Powerbook) absolutely screamed with a
Sid install.  It's been a while since I've done PPC Debian, though.

I followed various instructions to get it all installed via a later
kernel/yaboot, then compiled my own kernel from rsync'ing ben's sources.  This
all works fine.

XFree86, however, doesn't want to play.  I assume I've got a Radeon 9600
Mobility; neither the ati or radeon drivers, with or without framebuffer, even
see the card.  I even tried upgrading to experimental's xfree86, but it still
doesn't want to play.

I'll link to relevant outputs/config files below; no point cluttering up
people's inboxes with junk.

dmesg: http://computeraddictions.com.au/tmp/albook/dmesg.txt
XFree86 output: http://computeraddictions.com.au/tmp/albook/dmesg.txt
XF86Config: http://computeraddictions.com.au/tmp/albook/xfree86.txt (very
basic, but *should* be enough to bring up a x cursor, right?)

Apologies if this all has been covered before; I've been googling all morning,
and haven't found anything.  Just link to the relevant thread/URL if it has
been :-)

Any other tips, XFree86 related or not, from other Albook users would also be
greatly appreciated.



linux.conf.au 2004 - Adelaide, Australia: http://lca2004.linux.org.au/

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