I'm Back! after a hiatus I was able to get x running! However... i only had the top 50% of the monitor operational. the lower half was black and the bottom of screen and task bar was half way. I have changed many settings in xorg.conf
i used and it gave me the modeline to use in my xorg.conf. so i put that mode line in and now all i see is the top 50% of screen works.
first of all:
I have to boot into lubuntu with the following yaboot parameters:
Then i got root@lubuntu~$
aty128fb.modeset=0 video=aty128fb:1024x768-16@60 single
start lightdm gives me black screen from which there is no return. so i skip that, i sudo nano my xorg.conf and edit stuff...
then when i started x with the corrected -hsync +vsync in the modeline... i logged out, restarted and got to lubuntu login, again on top 50% of the screen. Except now, i type my password, and click login... and nothing is happening.
I was able to use lubuntu with xfce and it was nice. color was ok. but only half the screen. I couldnt find a network signal so i couldnt send my log files to this forum.
Any more ideas guys??? This is killing me, i dropped $85 on this cpu because i had this stupid idea that lubuntu would be a peice of cake, but i need to solve this graphics issue so i can continue to move on to printers, network, scanners, update to 12.10 after thats all said and done. or maybe not.
Thanks for all the help so far and any tips would be great! Any links to apple moitor specs would be nice, having trouble finding this stuff.
edit: also, i should probably ask if there is a way to permanently add boot parameters to yaboot so i can just start up the system and not have to jump at the keyboard the last second haha