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Re: Graphics problems with X on iBook 2.2



On Mon, 23 Jan 2006 00:15:51 -0600
Patrick Meade <veloxi@ticon.net> wrote:

> 
> Thank you for the link to the fglrx-installer document. I have a
> question about kernel options. From Section 2.1.1:

I think kernel options is probably the wrong road for you at this point. From your initial description of the graphics slanting to the right, I suggest that you have an improperly set X configuration. check the resolution and sync rates that your monitor/graphics card support and make sure your X configuration is in the right range for these. google can most likely provide that information.

A

> 
> -----
> 2.1.1 Recommended kernel options
> 
> CONFIG_MTRR=y
> The fglrx driver needs MTRR (Memory Type Range Register) support
> 
> # CONFIG_FB is not set
> CONFIG_FB_VESA=y is supposed to work, but it appears that it can cause
> "mtrr overlapping" errors;
> CONFIG_FB_RADEON=y definitely causes problems, so disable it.
> -----
> 
> My current kernel options are:
> 
> There is no CONFIG_MTRR option present.
> 
> CONFIG_FB=y
> # CONFIG_FB_RADEON_OLD is not set
> CONFIG_FB_RADEON=y
> CONFIG_FB_RADEON_I2C=y
> # CONFIG_FB_RADEON_DEBUG is not set
> 
> There is no CONFIG_FB_VESA option present.
> 
> So, my best guess is that my options should be:
> 
> CONFIG_MTRR=y
> # CONFIG_FB is not set
> # CONFIG_FB_RADEON_OLD is not set
> # CONFIG_FB_RADEON is not set
> # CONFIG_FB_RADEON_I2C is not set
> # CONFIG_FB_RADEON_DEBUG is not set
> 
> And forget about CONFIG_FB_VESA.
> 
> Does that seem right, or am I preparing to shoot myself in the foot?
> 
> Patrick
> 
> Deephay wrote:
> > http://xoomer.virgilio.it/flavio.stanchina/debian/fglrx-installer.html
> > 
> > have a look..
> > 
> > ----- Original Message ----- 
> > From: "Patrick Meade" <veloxi@ticon.net>
> > To: <debian-user@lists.debian.org>
> > Sent: Monday, January 23, 2006 11:51 AM
> > Subject: Re: Graphics problems with X on iBook 2.2
> > 
> > 
> > 
> >>I think it's an ATI Raedon. Do you know a/the command to verify this
> >>under Debian?
> >>
> >>Patrick
> >>
> >>Deephay wrote:
> >>
> >>>what is the type of ur display card?
> >>>
> >>>----- Original Message ----- 
> >>>From: "Patrick Meade" <veloxi@ticon.net>
> >>>To: <debian-user@lists.debian.org>
> >>>Sent: Monday, January 23, 2006 11:26 AM
> >>>Subject: Graphics problems with X on iBook 2.2
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>
> >>>>Hopefully this is the right list to ask these questions. If not, gently
> >>>>refer me to the proper list. :-)
> >>>>
> >>>>I've just installed Debian 3.1 r1a on my Apple iBook. I bought it in
> >>>>2002, so from what I've been able to gather from online docs, it's an
> >>>>iBook 2.2; although I'm not sure that's the case nor where to verify it.
> >>>>
> >>>>I used the network install CD, and installed only the base system, plus
> >>>>issued these two commands as root:
> >>>>
> >>>>apt-get install telnetd
> >>>>apt-get install x-window-system
> >>>>
> >>>>My problem is that when I issue the command "startx", I get a graphics
> >>>>display with a mouse cursor that looks right, but everything else is
> >>>>just a mess. It seems the graphics "slant" to the right.
> >>>>
> >>>>I'm an experienced computer user with a degree in Computer Science, but
> >>>>my Unix/Linux knowledge is fairly limited. This is the crux of my
> >>>>problem; I can probably understand the docs if I read them, but I know
> >>>>next to nothing about X Windows nor where to begin looking.
> >>>>
> >>>>Can anybody help me with getting X to look right? :-)
> >>>>
> >>>>Thank you in advance for any assistance you can provide.
> >>>>
> >>>>Patrick Meade
> >>>>veloxi@ticon.net
> 
> 
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