PBG3Series and pre-R5:a lot further

Batmensch hcaley at loomer.com
Tue Mar 9 23:49:35 EST 1999

Doesn't work; I get the "psychedelic death screen".  Strangely, if I set the
mclk to 43, the display is still messed up but I can hear the machine continue
to boot.

I don't think I've heard of anyone using atyfb successfully on a 300mhz PB G3


On 09-Mar-99 G. Laurès wrote:
> 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.
> Sure.
>> Xpmac is much faster than Ofb; try moving an open window around.
> I wasn't able to make some use of Xpmac
> -- 
> GoM

E-Mail: Batmensch <hcaley at loomer.com>
Date: 09-Mar-99
Time: 07:47:47

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