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Re: Power Mac G5 & Radeon X1900 - driver problem

Can you explain why that would be? It recognizes the card correctly
and the radeon driver page claims support for it, it even does
framebuffer console correctly, the only time it runs into problems is
when it tries to start X. Is it a PPC thing? I thought ATOM BIOS was

On 9/28/11, Michel Dänzer <daenzer@debian.org> wrote:
> On Mon, 2011-09-26 at 19:13 -0500, John Ames wrote:
>> On 9/26/11, John Ames <commodorejohn@gmail.com> wrote:
>> > Okay, coming back to this, I tried the suggestion to disable KMS, by
>> > adding the line:
>> >
>> > append="radeon.modeset=0"
>> >
>> > to the appropriate image in yaboot.conf. This takes care of the total
>> > hang, such that I can now boot into single-user mode without problems,
>> > but leaves me in need of a xorg.conf file in order to start X. Xorg
>> > -configure does create a semi-filled-in template that at least has the
>> > card's PCI bus ID and driver name, but it errors out because "number
>> > of created screens does not match number of detected devices" and
>> > leaves the rest blank. Can someone explain to me how to deal with
>> > this, or point me to a resource on rolling one's own xorg.conf?
> You're not going to get this card working without either adding
> hardcoded initialization support for this card to the Linux radeon
> driver, or somehow making the driver use an ATOM BIOS image that matches
> the card (otherwise you risk damaging the card).
> --
> Earthling Michel Dänzer           |                   http://www.amd.com
> Libre software enthusiast         |          Debian, X and DRI developer

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