View Full Version : [ubuntu] Radeon 9600 - Configuring X11 - r300g video driver - Ubuntu 10.10 powerpc

April 6th, 2011, 08:37 PM
Hello every one here on the forums!

I am trying to set ubuntu up on my powermac g5 and I am having some trouble configuring X. When i boot Yaboot is fine and then i get a bit of splash then black :confused:

I tried just putting the following example of xorg.conf in the /etc/X11 but I still get a blank screen on boot. I think that is because the radeon-kms driver isnīt installed.

So i did a bit of googling and i found this documentation from Ubuntu.

It suggested the r300g driver would work.

So I tried to purge the old driver by

sudo apt-get remove --purge fglrxbut i donīt think the fglrx is the right driver on Ubuntu powerpc as it wouldn't purge! How can i find out what driver I am currently using or purge the driver without being specific?

Is it also possible to install the r300g through apt-get? I think that would be better for me as I am in a "bare bones" system. So would the code would be ;

sudo apt-get install libgl1- mesa-dri/lucid libgl1-mesa-dri-dbg/lucid libgl1-mesa-glx/lucid libgl1-mesa-glx-dbg/lucid libglu1-mesa/lucid mesa-utils/lucidWhich was taken from;

https://launchpad.net/~xorg-edgers/+archive/radeon (https://launchpad.net/%7Exorg-edgers/+archive/radeon)

Is there any other configuration i need to do after that like reconfigure the xorg.conf file? What would be my best options for the xorg.conf? Any help on this would be hugely appreciated I've never configured X before, still a bit of a noob two years down the line!

Hereīs some details of my set-up;

ATI Radeon 9600:

Chipset Model: ATY,RV351
Type: Display
Bus: AGP
Slot: SLOT-1
VRAM (Total): 128 MB
Vendor: ATI (0x1002)
Device ID: 0x4150
Revision ID: 0x0000
ROM Revision: 113-A58504-113

Displays: Pennon PVHK-H0781A
Resolution: 1024 x 768 @ 60 Hz
Depth: 32-Bit Color
Core Image: Hardware Accelerated
Main Display: Yes
Mirror: Off
Online: Yes
Quartz Extreme: Supported
Rotation: Supported
Display Connector:
Status: No Display Connected

Many, many, many thanks


April 6th, 2011, 10:34 PM

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