PBG3Series and pre-R5:a lot further

G. Laurès laures at hp1.esiea.fr
Tue Mar 9 19:51:22 EST 1999

Batmensch a *crit :
> I tried this XF86Config on my PB G3 Series, and although it starts up, it is
> still running in Open Firmware (non-accelerated mode).
Does the XFBDev out specifies it's using the ATY Rage PRO device, with
acceleration enabled ?

If not, try video=atyfb:vmode:14,cmode:8,mclk:83 as a kernel argument,
with unchecked "no video driver" box.

If you not see atyfb;ATY RageLT PRO in the boot sequence (and later in
/var/log/dmesg) then there is a problem.
If you do see it, then XFBDev should report it's using the ATY chip, in
acccelerated mode and things should go... lightning.

> Did you try running fbset -i while the Xserver is up?
I don't have fbset unfortunately, I think I have to grab it from G.U.
site, yeah ?

> 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.
I wasn't able to make some use of Xpmac


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