B&W G3 booting, but no X

Kevin Hendrickson hndrcksn at net178019.hcv.com
Tue Apr 27 22:06:50 EST 1999

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.

Are you able to run Xconfigurator? Does it correctly identify your card
and report the correct amount of VRAM? I had a problem with my ixMicro
card until I realized I had been using the "No video driver" setting in
BootX. Once I unchecked this, I was able to get the correct amount of VRAM
to show up in Xconfigurator and choose a resolution and color depth that
> 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?

Kevin Hendrickson
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