Re: xorg.conf powerbook g4 kde 4.2.2
On Sun, 10 May 2009 02:00:56 +0200
drz <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Hi there
> Im really happy to have gotten a powerbook g4, was a PC user before.
> And lenny works great. No installation issues. Good work!
> Maybe I should add that I encryted the whole system with the installer.
I have a PowerBook G4 and Debian has been working great here. Kudos to
> 1. I havent worked on getting the wireless to go. Any Links to HOWTOs are
Wireless should work out of the box. I never had an issue with wireless
on this PB G4. What do you get when you type 'sudo iwlist scan'? Also,
you might need to install wireless-tools if that command is not
> 2. Does anybody have a working xorg.conf for a powerbook g4 with ati 9700
> I cant enable Desktop effects on kde 4.2.2 :( If I enable effects the xserver
> freezes and so I cant even get into the console by alt-ctrl-f1. Turning the
> computer off is the only solution.
Compositing has always been a problem for me as well. I think it has to
do with the graphics chip. You might want to checkout if you chip has
compositing support. Try 'man radeon' to get a list of supported cards.
Or man 'ati'.
> Direct Rendering worked out of the box, but I dont really know how to get
> compositing to work.
> I also have a problem with the colours in kde. Some blue colours like the
> default K-Menu-symbol is some kind of orange :)
I had that same issue too...not sure why that is. I don't use KDE
> I just changed the driver to radeon in xorg.conf yet. Oh, and I set UseFBdev
> to false after having a problem with weird fonts in tty1 when i stopped gdm.
> $ cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf
> Section "InputDevice"
> Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
> Driver "kbd"
> Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
> Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
> Option "XkbLayout" "de"
> Option "XkbVariant" "nodeadkeys"
> Option "XkbOptions" "lv3:lwin_switch"
> Section "InputDevice"
> Identifier "Configured Mouse"
> Driver "mouse"
> Section "Device"
> Identifier "Configured Video Device"
> Driver "radeon"
> BusID "PCI:0:16:0"
> Option "UseFBDev" "false"
> Section "Monitor"
> Identifier "Configured Monitor"
> Section "Screen"
> Identifier "Default Screen"
> Monitor "Configured Monitor"
> 3. Is it possible to scroll or right click without an external mouse on the
Yes it is...install mouseemu package and edit the /etc/default/mouseemu
> Im thankful for every comment or links on this and the wireless installation.