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Re: XF86Config-4 on iMac G3 Rev. B [SOLVED]


Maximilian Gerlach wrote:
> Hi Brian,
> try the live CD of Ubuntu hoary. It recognized my iMac G3 Rev. A just
> wonderful. If you want that, I could send you a working xorg.conf with
> adjusted modelines, too.
> Greets,
> Maxi
> PS:
> Without looking on your XF86Config-4: Did you use a framebuffer?!

No, I had fbdev commented out because something else I read suggested
trying that. The real answer came from some further searching which
uprooted this post:


which reported that the iMac Rev. B monitor REQUIRES very specific
refresh rates. I changed the Monitor section of /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 as

Section "Monitor"
	Identifier	"Generic Monitor"
	HorizSync	60
	VertRefresh	75-117
	Option		"DPMS"

I previously had different horizontal and vertical rates that seem to
have been the problem. That post says to use 60 and 75-117, which work
great. Also the 800x600 at a depth of 16 look pretty good to me. I'm
surprised by that.

However, now I'm experiencing intermittent problems with the USB
keyboard and USB mouse. Sometimes the keyboard is totally nonresponsive
and sometimes the mouse button is totally nonresponsive. The cursor
always moves when I move the mouse though, and it is daisy-chained into
the keyboard's USB port, so that seems to rule out physical connection
problems. Weird.


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