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From: Mark Knecht <markknecht@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-ppc-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-ppc-user] Mac Mini PPC - Is this the right list?
Date: Thu, 17 Apr 2008 14:26:30
Message-Id: 5bdc1c8b0804170726j1fd5ef6t882c72e3fe7a35a2@mail.gmail.com
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-ppc-user] Mac Mini PPC - Is this the right list? by matt hull
Good morning Matt,


On Wed, Apr 16, 2008 at 5:06 PM, matt hull <mattmatteh@×××.com> wrote:
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> > boot with these 3 combinations: ofonly, radeonfb, {none} then for each, > cat /proc/fb and cat /sys/class/graphics/fb0/name. if the screen is un > readable, then ssh in and find out. >
Booted apple video=ofonly Screen looks good. livecd ~ # cat /proc/fb 0 OFfb ATY,RockHo livecd ~ # cat /sys/class/graphics/fb0/name OFfb ATY,RockHo livecd ~ # Booted apple video=radeonfb Screen looks bad livecd ~ # cat /proc/fb 0 ATI Radeon Yb 1 VGA16 VGA livecd ~ # cat /sys/class/graphics/fb0/name ATI Radeon Yb livecd ~ # Booted apple video=radeonfb Screen looks bad livecd ~ # cat /proc/fb 0 ATI Radeon Yb 1 VGA16 VGA livecd ~ # cat /sys/class/graphics/fb0/name ATI Radeon Yb livecd ~ # So even though the chip is a Radeon it doesn't seem to be a good frame buffer choice. livecd ~ # lspci | grep VGA 0000:00:10.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV280 [Radeon 9200] (rev 01) livecd ~ # I noticed the list of video options when I boot are: ofonly, radeonfb, rivafb, atyfb, aty128fb, tdfxfb so I tried all of them. The only one that works nicely is 'ofonly'. Hopefully the info above will be enough to give me some pointers. Thanks, Mark -- gentoo-ppc-user@l.g.o mailing list

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Re: [gentoo-ppc-user] Mac Mini PPC - Is this the right list? matt hull <mattmatteh@×××.com>