I just installed LinuxPPC 2000 (kernel 2.2.15 pre3) on my StarMax 4000/160
MHz DT (64 MB RAM). It co-exists with MacOS 8.6 at different partitions.
It runs pretty good in the "no video driver" mode (slow but generic video
driver, I guess) in BootX (1.2b3). I would like to know if any of you has
tried "accelearated video" by passing correct kernel argument in BootX. So
far, I've tried:
vmode=16 <== the kernel output (text dump during boot time) is
blurred, but the penguin at the top-left corner is clear. After GNOME or
KDE take charge, the cursor will leave trace on the screen, but dragging
the window live (re-draw) is very FAST!!
video=atyfb:vmode:16,cmode:16 <== the kernel text output is clear, but
the cursor still leaves traces.
In my MacOS setting, I have 1024x768 75 Hz, 16 bit color. The VRAM is the
manufacture configuration (2 MB, I guess)
Any input will be gratefully appreciated.
May 3 2000