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From: Fuper <futurist@...>
Subject: Re: new PPC iso
Date: Mon May 6 20:24:04 2002
On Sun, 2002-05-05 at 23:03, Kain wrote:
> I have completed building & uploading new ppc-sources and a new build+iso for Gentoo-PPC.

This may not come as a surprise to anyone but the iso of April 22
installed and ran fine on a Powermac 7600 with Powerforce G3 upgrade
card and PCI video card replacing the onboard graphics (ATI 3D Rage
Pro).  Thank you Kain and others!

I copied the ramdisk image and the kernel to 'System Folder/Linux
Kernels' on the HFS partition, with MacOS 8.6, and used BootX to bring
up the Gentoo kernel and installer.  

That G3 upgrade card is the 366 MHz with 1M cache. I used the Powerlogix
extension to enable the processor cache at 200 MHz (with cpu at 300

The remaining problem is that the X server does not bring up the video,
even though I've set the BusID option in the XF86Config file:
   BusID  "PCI:0:13:0"
reflecting the location of the graphic card as found in /proc.
Any ideas on getting the PCI graphics card to work?  (It's necessary
because onboard video has bad vram).  After "startx" the server doesn't
report any errors but there is no video output (the monitor goes into
idle from not being driven).  I think its accessing the onboard graphics
controller instead of the PCI controller.  What can I do?  Must I switch
to the frame buffer driver?

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-- Joe McMahon
new PPC iso
-- Kain
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