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Re: XFree86 on Albook 15"?

Apologies for the previous subject change, 10.3's Mail.App sure is interesting...

On 13/12/2003, at 11:55 PM, Ralf Angeli wrote:

Hmm, this makes things especially ugly if this is the case.  Haven't
the 9600's been around for ages, though - it seems odd that they're
only now just recently supported.

XFree86 was released in February 2003.  According to the change log [1]
support for the 9600 (RV350) was added in July.  I don't know how long
the graphic cards have been available though.

I just remember around two months ago the Radeon 9800 in my x86 work PC decided to blow up (fun!), and I got a PCI 9600 as a temporary replacement; it definitely as an inferior card, but XFree86 didn't want to play. I never found out why, as I ended up swapping the cards for an nVidia FX, which has much nicer (binary) drivers on x86 anyway. I assumed the 9600 had been around for yonks, and was therefore supported; evidently not.

I'm using xserver-xfree86/experimental; evidently, this isn't the CVS
version required though.  Building my own xserver packages is a pain
I'd prefer to avoid, but it seems my only option at the moment.  Any
idea if anybody plans to do this?

Via Google I found a post to the Debian X mailing list where somebody
offers XFree86 debs (PowerPC) for downloading.[2]  Apparently these
are from September 2003 but that should do it.


[1] <URL:http://cvsweb.xfree86.org/cvsweb/xc/programs/Xserver/hw/xfree86/ drivers/ati/radeon_driver.c> [2] <URL:http://lists.debian.org/debian-x/2003/debian-x-200311/ msg00399.html>

Ah, cheers, I shall try downloading tonight, and see how that goes. Thanks for your help :-)


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