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Re: Now I'm a Macppc-netbsd users

ok.. Now my X works ! (However I'm building the
I have a geforce 4mx on the imac !

On Tue, Apr 14, 2009 at 2:40 PM, Michael <> wrote:

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> Hello,
> On Apr 14, 2009, at 7:45 AM, Neal Hogan wrote:
>  On Mon, Apr 13, 2009 at 4:58 PM, Pietro Capriata
>> <> wrote:
>>  Today I'have removed my deblin installation and put netbsd 4.0.1 on my
>>> (old?) imac g4 1ghz....
>> great!
>>  butI have some problem  with X that  freeze my system... why? (I must
>>> reboot
>>> manually the system)
>> hmm . . .
>> I think more info is required. I'm no expert, but I suspect that
>> you'll get more responses if you post more info. How are you trying to
>> start X? At what point does computer freeze? What is in you Xorg.log?
>> How much change do you have in your pocket?
> Indeed. IIRC most iMac G4 have some sort of radeon on the mainboard. Also,
> 4.x uses XFree86 which should support most radeons from that time, it may
> have trouble with the built-in TFT though, depends where Apple put the EDID
> data. I've seen machines with built-in displays where the EDID block was
> only available as an OpenFirmware device property and the monitor itself
> didn't respond to DDC2 at all so X had no way to identify the monitor -
> impossible to tell if that's what happened.
> So, yeah, we need to look at your XFree86.0.log to figure out what the
> Xserver thinks is going on. Also, dmesg output would be helpful to see what
> the kernel thinks about this machine.
> Finally - there's a good chance that the machine didn't actually lock up.
> Many X drivers are notoriously bad at cleaning up after themselves so if for
> instance X set up a video mode your monitor can't display ( pretty likely as
> far as I can tell ) the result might look like a deadlock. Or, if your X
> session dies and X fails to restore the previous video mode ( if you have a
> radeon that's probably what happened ) you may also end up with a black
> screen. So, does the iMac still answer pings?
> have fun
> Michael
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