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From: Andrew Gaffney <agaffney@×××××××××××××××××××.net>
To: Gentoo PPC User <gentoo-ppc-user@g.o>
Subject: Re: [gentoo-ppc-user] configuring X on a PM 7500
Date: Thu, 05 Jun 2003 05:30:55
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-ppc-user] configuring X on a PM 7500 by Andrew Gaffney
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 ( can do anything more than 640x480... -- Andrew Gaffney -- gentoo-ppc-user@g.o mailing list