Subject: Re: XFree86 on an iMac
To: leo <email@example.com>
From: Michael <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: 08/17/2005 20:12:36
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> digging into the port-ppc archives i found several messages about the
> state of the mach64 and how many people have problems with it...
Yeah. My Problem is - I don't have any mach64 hardware in a Mac so I can
only guess what's going on. I'll probably have an iMac 233MHz to play
with in the not too far future though, then things might get better.
> as a last resort i decided to try a more bleeding edge version of
> netbsd, so i got a daily snapshot of netbsd3 (built on 13/8) and
> installed it...
I was going to recommend that.
> well this time X11 runs, unfortunately i'm not able to see it because
> as soon as X starts the monitor goes into standby (and the power
> button becames orange), when i kill X the monitor exits standby and
> the power button becames again green... :(
So the driver apparently programs something the monitor can't display.
Odd. It works just fine on sparc64.
> at least this is a change to the "(EE) No devices detected." i have
> seen so far, the logs shows that the video chipset is recognized
At least something. Can you try with more conservative settings, or
something that should match whatever your iMac comes up with?
(**) ATI(0): *Default mode "1024x768": 65.0 MHz, 48.4 kHz, 60.0 Hz
I'm not sure your iMac can display this - I thought the early iMac
monitors maxed out at around 800x600 or so.
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