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Re: Video Card Help - IBM POWER5



Hi Mark

On 23/01/12 22:18, Lennart Sorensen wrote:
On Mon, Jan 23, 2012 at 09:39:51PM +0000, Mark Benson wrote:
I finally got a bootable Debian 6.0.3 system. It's a good start!

I now find myself stuck in another hole.

Xorg doesn't like either my GXT6500P or my GXT135P graphics boards. It doesn't seem to have a driver for either.

I am also totally lost with Xorg. I have hacked good ole' X11R6 with .conf files in the past but this new auto-configuring system is beyond me, I don't even know where to put a xorg.conf to get it to read it in?
/etc/X11/xorg.conf should work.

Here is my working xorg.conf [1] from an Intellistation 285 and GXT135P with Debian 6.0.3. I could only get it to work with the fbdev driver - mga just wouldn't play ball at all.

The GXT6500 will only work with the CruxPPC patch which is on their install CD (never tried it).

As a matter of interest what did you do to get yaboot up and running? If I am remembering correctly I had to open a virtual console at the end of the installation and type dd if=/usr/lib/yaboot/yaboot of=/dev/sda1 to copy yaboot to the PReP partition.

Best regards


Pat


[1]

$ cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf
# Xorg configuration created by system-config-display

Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier     "single head configuration"
    Screen         0  "Screen0" 0 0
EndSection

Section "Monitor"

 ### Comment all HorizSync and VertSync values to use DDC:
    Identifier   "Monitor0"
    ModelName    "LCD Panel 1280x1024"
 ### Comment all HorizSync and VertSync values to use DDC:
    HorizSync    31.5 - 64.0
    VertRefresh  56.0 - 65.0
    Option        "dpms"
EndSection

Section "Device"
    Identifier  "Videocard0"
    Driver      "fbdev"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
    Identifier "Screen0"
    Device     "Videocard0"
    Monitor    "Monitor0"
    DefaultDepth     24
    SubSection "Display"
        Viewport   0 0
        Depth     24
        Modes    "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
EndSection



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