Hi, I am looking for someone with an r128 graphic card who would be willing to test the patch I posted in http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugre...?bug=622606#15
The patch should prevent the driver from crashing when run without an xorg.conf, although it won't come up with the optimal resolution or anything.
On the longer term I would like to help getting more of these old Macs work out-of-the-box but I would need access to the hardware (I have a PowerBook G4 with Radeon R100-family card myself) or people willing to test and report. For now there are so many workarounds and tricks it is insane.
How to apply a patch:
You will then have to restart X (log out and in again) or, depending on login manager etc, you may have to switch to a text console and run e.g. "sudo restart lightdm".
sudo apt-get build-dep xserver-xorg-video-r128
apt-get source xserver-xorg-video-r128
patch -p1 < $HOME/Downloads/patch-to-be-tested.patch
# please make sure the patch command did not fail before continuing
debuild -b -us -uc
sudo dpkg -i xserver-xorg-video-r128_*.deb
Make sure you test this without any xorg.conf file!
In your report please attach Xorg.0.log files from both with and without the patch.