B&W G3 booting, but no X

P. Barrette barretp at mcmail.cis.McMaster.CA
Tue Apr 27 03:42:37 EST 1999

Just a thought, can you run X in mono or 16?  I have a similar problem on
an intel netfinity which has an S3 trio 3D with 8 MB sdram, all of which
is not recognized; I run in 16 bit mode with 256k or "vram" when X is

Paul Barrette
Ph.D. Candidate Classics (Latin Literature)
System Administrator
McMaster University

"Oppositaque ad os manu nescio quid taetrum 
exsibilavit, quod postea Graecum esse affirmabat."

On Mon, 26 Apr 1999, Dana Spiegel wrote:

> So I have my new B&W G3 400 booting with linuxppc using the yellowdog
> kernel. The install went flawlessly, and I can boot into linux using bootX
> 1.0.1.
> here's the problem: I got the iMac XF68 framebuffer X server, but I can't
> get it to work properly. I tried the default XF86Config, but it complains
> there are no usable X modes. I also tried the imac XF86Config, which of
> course only has resolutions up to 1024x768. It said it couldn't find any
> usable resolutions either.
> I run my monitor at 1600x1200 at 75Hz in 24bit color (nice video card). Can I
> get X to work properly? I'd like to keep this resolution (but would be
> willing to run in 16bit color if necessary).
> Also, what about compiling XFree86 SVGA server to support the ATI chipset
> natively? Can this be done?
> thanks,
>                                  Dana Spiegel
>                                  Massachusetts Institute of Technology
>                                  danas at mit.edu
>                                  617/225-6404

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