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Re: getting wireless and dvi out (clone mode) to work on iBook G4 - help needed, plz

On Sat, 2007-11-24 at 13:17 -0500, P Kapat wrote:
> On Nov 23, 2007 8:49 AM, Wolfgang Pfeiffer <roto@gmx.net> wrote:
> >
> > Hotplugging a VGA monitor to an alubook 5,8 with a fresh ati driver
> > works ... minor mouse isues, as of yet, but working :) ... details
> > below ..
> I became a bit more adventurous and tried out the experimental ati
> driver... Hotplugging a VGA monitor seems to work (on my iBook G4 -
> powerbook 6,5) exactly as hotplugging should, that is without any
> "xrandr --output --DVI-0 --auto" command - wow that is just insanely
> cool.... 

This is by accident though, not by intention - there's currently no
mechanism implemented to automatically enable/disable outputs on

> The low contrast issue that I had mentioned in my earlier
> mail, is almost solved now, I can see the light colors fine - but it
> is still not "pleasing"...

If you can't solve this, please bring it up on the
xorg-driver-ati@lists.x.org list.

> > On Fri, Nov 23 2007, at 09:55 +0100, Michel Dänzer wrote:
> > >
> > > The kernel doesn't matter for this. With xserver-xorg-video-ati 6.7.19x
> > > (so far only available in experimental), external displays with a VGA
> > > connector should work with all Radeon {Power,i}Books. Displays with a
> > > DVI connector can be trickier; depending on the PowerBook model and
> > > driver version, Option "MacModel" "powerbook" or "powerbook-duallink"
> > > may help for those.
> For the iBook, I am using Option "MacModel"  "ibook" ...

You shouldn't need it at all, iBooks should be autodetected now.
Autodetection isn't perfect for PowerBooks with DVI connectors yet
though, hence the above advice.

> A load of warm greetings to all the coders on this.....good work guys.

RandR 1.2 support in the radeon driver was mostly implemented by Dave
Airlie and Alex Deucher.

Earthling Michel Dänzer           |          http://tungstengraphics.com
Libre software enthusiast         |          Debian, X and DRI developer

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