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TiBook adventures

Hi all,

i'm trying to make the new PowerBook G4 to work under debian unstable
since few month with no succes, most of problems comes from the radeon
9600. I tried benh kernels :


first i thought xfree didn't start because of radeonfb not working with
2.4.23-pre5, i must use offb or ofonly (xfree don't want them), then i
tried 2.6.0-test11 wich accepts radeonfb but with blank screen, no
succes with xfree. In fact Xfree didn't know radeon 9600 so i installed
xfree86 4.3.99 from :

ftp://ftp.ppcnux.de/pub/Mirrors/ftp.debian.de/xfree86/dists/sid/binary-powerpc/ (if somebody knows a better version i'm aware, this one isn't very good, X11 forwarding don't work and whiteglass cursor only on qt apps, i don't care about whiteglass but it's strange)

then it worked with 2.6.0-test11 (blind during boot because of radeonfb
but xfree launches), but then each time i try to launch a video app the
kernel freezes, i used mplayer (mpeg work but not other formats) or
xine. It don't seems to be xfree fault because if i launch from another
machine with no X (mplayer -vo null) the machines hangs, no ping, i have
to hard reboot. Later i tried 2.6.0-test11 and 2.6.1-rc1 wich xfree
don't work uppon (awfull parasites, imposible to read anything on the
screen) - Each time with about "same" .config - My last try was
2.4.23-ben1 wich is the only able to display corectly radeonfb at boot,
woow :-) ! But Xfree display is buggy (less than 2.6.0-test11 and
2.6.1-rc1) and each time i launch a gnome-session from gdm kernel hangs
(no ping). Does anybody experienced/solved those problems ? A working
.config file or a better Xfree86 release ? A idea ?

Thanks !

PS: config files -> http://industrie.dyndns.org/soft/debian/TiBook

mammique <mammique@lamenagerie.com>

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