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From: Mark Knecht <markknecht@...>
Subject: Re: X on an older PPC-based Mac Mini?
Date: Wed, 27 May 2009 08:12:09 -0700
On Wed, May 27, 2009 at 7:58 AM, Ajai Khattri <ajai@...> wrote:
> On Fri, 22 May 2009, Mark Knecht wrote:
>
>>  Are there any known issues setting up X with xorgconfig on a older
>> Mac Mini? I've done it more or less like I do on my x86 machines. I
>> can use startx and see things (xterm, xclock, etc.) in 'top' but I
>> only get a black screen. There are no error messages in the X log
>> file. I've tried two monitors. Same results on both.
>>
>>  In make.cong I've got VIDEO_CARDS="radeon fbdev".
>>
>>  What about hal? Is that only x86?
>>
>>  Maybe someone with a similar first round Mac Mini has a known-good
>> config file?
>>
>>  I'm really a noob on this platform, but have used Gentoo for quite
>> awhile. I'm not sure what info to provide so let me know what you need
>> and I'll get it quickly.
>
> I have a similar problem.
>
> I did have XFCE running quite happily on an old G3 (Blue&White) PowerMac,
> but the recent X server upgrades have borked that up completely. Ive
> followed the upgrade guides without getting anywhere. Im looking for a X
> config file too.
>
> Doesn't seem to be much traffic on this list though...
>

No, this list is pretty dead. I Was shocked when I looked at the
archives how little traffic there had been.

I got past my problems without really needing X. My Mac Mini is now
acting as a headless backend MythTV server. I don't need or even want
X on that machine. When I posted my question I was in the process of
debug and could have used it then but it wasn't to be.

None the less it would be good to figure out what's wrong with X on
the Mac Mini and get it working for your needs.

Cheers,
Mark


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