Re: Running Debian Lenny on PowerMac G5
On Wed, 24 Feb 2010 08:58:05 +0100
Michel Dänzer <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Wed, 2010-02-24 at 00:04 +0100, Tiresia Giuno wrote:
> > On Fri, 19 Feb 2010 15:47:13 +0100
> > Michel Dänzer <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > > On Thu, 2010-02-18 at 20:14 +0100, Tiresia Giuno wrote:
> > > >
> > > > (==) RADEON(0): Using AGP 8x
> > >
> > > Does adding either of the following options to the xorg.conf
> > > Section "Device" work around the video freezes?
> > >
> > > Option "AGPMode" "4"
> > > Option "DMAForXv" "off"
> > > Option "BusType" "PCI"
> > >
> > It looks like the Options you suggested did the trick - I could
> > watch video for hours without any problems. I've tried to
> > understand if one of those options is essential, but still I
> > couldn't find it out.
> Note that you shouldn't specify all options together. One of them
> should be enough, and I specifically ordered them from the least to
> the most expected impact on performance.
Thanks again, specifing AGPMode it looks to solve the problem.
I was quite lucky, so I never needed before to reconfigure my xorg.conf
(even on oldworld apple machines). Sorry for the stupid question: Could
you suggest a link where one can study different options for xorg (I
gave always up when I was looking at the official web site)
Last question: on my Lenovo is running quite stable Squeeze. I would
like to upgrade also the PowerMac to Squeeze, so that I can work with
same program version. I did it a couple of months ago but I had big
problems so I went back to Lenny. Does it look a bit better
THANKS A LOT!