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To: Gentoo PPC User <gentoo-ppc-user@g.o>
From: Andrew Gaffney <agaffney@...>
Subject: Re: configuring X on a PM 7500
Date: Thu, 05 Jun 2003 00:36:07 -0500
Andrew Gaffney wrote:
> Mark Guertin wrote:
> 
>> Ahh.. when using that you will only be able to use 8 bit fbdev driver 
>> in X
>>
>> To get a working screen setup, you will have to pass something like 
>> this in the bootx kernel args window:
>>
>> video=atyfb640x480@8-60  (640x480 resoltuion, 8 bit - you want to only 
>> use 8 bit for console anyway always, and at 60hz) .. sub in your 
>> wanted values.
> 
> 
> I added 'video=atyfb:640x480-8' to my kernel options in BootX. I still 
> got the same garbled display on startup.

After much Google'ing, I found what I was looking for:

video=controlfb:vmode:17:cmode:16

And I set X to use the fbdev. This works for me. Now, I wonder if my old Apple 
Color Plus 14" Display (http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=112529) 
can do anything more than 640x480...

-- 
Andrew Gaffney


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