I just installed LinuxPPC 2000Q4 in a Powermac 9600/300 with the same
card as your. Xfree86 3.x and 4.x would not work. I even tried to download
the source code from xfree86.org and conpiled it on my system, it took
several hours and configuration still did not work. Do cat /proc/pci Ning
Zhang Graduate Research Assistant, Bioengineering Center, 818 W. Hancock,
Detroit, MI, 48202 the video card info was not shown up, I thought it is
where the problem comes. W'd better wait a new version of Xfree86 to
support this hardware.
Xpmac is working but in a strange way. When press space bar one time, the
space keeps going in my console or xterm and would not stop until I hit
another key. I wish I can run some GUI application under this machine, but
with this annoying space key I can do nothing.
On Wed, 6 Jun 2001, uber
> Xconfigurator does not work well. The default X server is Xpmac and I think
> there is a special hacked version in existence for the IMS. Try googling for
> it. Then you can just
> boot with novideo and use Xpmac.
> > Hey all,
> > Just installed LinuxPPC 2000 Q4 on my PTP 225 (now 400mhz G4)
> > and am having a hell of a time with the video. I have the 8 meg twin
> > turbo
> > card (tt128mb8A). Has anyone actually gotten this to work?
> > I've been passing various things to the kernel via BootX and when
> > I run Xconfigurator it detects my card but its a no go even with the
> > most basic
> > video settings. Perhaps its my monitor, Its a 17" PowerComputing but I
> > don't
> > know the specs and its not in the monitor listing. Using custom I've
> > literally tried
> > every setting combination under 8-bit.
> > Any advice?
> > tks
> > mitch