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Re: iMac G3 r128 - failed to load module "r128"


John Paul Adrian Glaubitz wrote:
> Good news on this issue: Adrian Bunk has kindly stepped up and is working on re-adding
> the legacy driver packages to the Debian archive [1]. So users will be able to use
> X on the affected machines in the near future again.

Good news then!

> If anyone knows about some particular fixes that are required for the drivers - such
> as for the eMac - it would be nice if we could assemble a list of these fixes so they
> can be integrated into the Debian packages later. The fixes should, of course, get
> upstreamed whereever possible.

I have my faithful iBook with Mach64 (mobile version). Up to two month
ago it worked quite well!

However, yesterday I updated everything in debian, and X11 has lots of
All "text" has small glitches. The mouse cursor is green! and several
applications have green text instead of black (e.g. gvim) and things
like GNUstep show green windows on load, then "populate" and become
correct but green.. I can try to make sreenshots.
If Adrian can help here....

my xorg.conf looks like this:

Section "Device"
        Identifier      "Configured Video Device"
#       Driver          "fbdev"
        Driver          "ati"
        Option          "ForcePCIMode"  "True"
        Option          "AccelMethod" "EXA"
#       Option          "EXANoComposite" "True"
#       Option          "NoAccel" "True"
        Option          "ShadowFB" "True"

Section "Monitor"
        Identifier      "Configured Monitor"
        HorizSync       58-62
        VertRefresh     75-117

Section "Screen"
        Identifier      "Default Screen"
        Monitor         "Configured Monitor"
        Device          "Configured Video Device"
        DefaultDepth    16

As you see I already disabled some things to get it work last time and
forced 16bit.
If I disable composite  (EXANoComposite) things improve a little, e.g.
there are no glitches, the cursor is black again.

If I set 24 bit, no accel, everything works (but slow! yay! I remember
there is no acceleration with 24 bit anyway on these mobile ATI GPUs.


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