PBG3Series and pre-R5:a lot further

Batmensch hcaley at loomer.com
Mon Mar 8 23:58:36 EST 1999

I tried this XF86Config on my PB G3 Series, and although it starts up, it is
still running in Open Firmware (non-accelerated mode).

Did you try running fbset -i while the Xserver is up?

I could be wrong, but it seems to me I remember reading somewhere that you
can't run XF68_FBDev in accelerated mode when the console is running Ofb.

Xpmac is much faster than Ofb; try moving an open window around.


On 08-Mar-99 Linux PPC Developer Digest wrote:
> Date: Sun, 07 Mar 1999 23:17:48 +0100
> From: "G. =?iso-8859-1?Q?Laur=E8s?=" <laures at hp1.esiea.fr>
> Subject: Re: PBG3Series and pre-R5: a lot further
> Finally, I got it !
> XFBDev on PBG3 series, now the TFT screams ! I never though it would be
> that good.
> So it turns out that it was the lack of valid video mode that prevented
> XFBDev to work properly (actually, to display properly). Now I have the
> following /etc/XF86Config :
># /etc/XF86Config
># makes XF68_FBDev emulate Xpmac by using the current video mode
># and the mac mouse. be sure to compile macintosh mouse
># support into your kernel and to create /dev/adbmouse.
># major=10 minor=10
># (Courtesy Brad Midgley <brad at pht.com>)
> Section "Files"

E-Mail: Batmensch <hcaley at loomer.com>
Date: 08-Mar-99
Time: 07:51:55

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