Xorg not working on PPC

Alex Deucher alexdeucher at gmail.com
Thu Jan 23 07:44:38 PST 2014

On Wed, Jan 22, 2014 at 9:49 PM, Geoff Down <geoffdown at fastmail.net> wrote:
> Hello List,
>  I'm installing Linux on a PowerMac G4. Since the installation with
>  Gnome failed with a black-and-white horizontal stripey screen and
>  frozen system, I was advised to try Xorg instead.
> My first attempt resulted in 'no screens found'. After a reinstall of
> the OS however, I now have the stripey screen again if I use 'startx'.
> Attached are the log from running 'startx', and from running 'X -cfg'.
> Here are my video card and display details.
> Chipset Model:  ATY,Rage128Pro
>   Type:   Display
>   Bus:    AGP
>   Slot:   SLOT-1
>   VRAM (Total):   16 MB
>   Vendor: ATI (0x1002)
>   Device ID:      0x5046
>   Revision ID:    0x0000
>   ROM Revision:   113-72701-130
>   Displays:
> 831W:
>   Resolution:     1360 x 768 @ 60 Hz
>   Depth:  32-bit Color
>   Core Image:     Not Supported
>   Main Display:   Yes
>   Mirror: Off
>   Online: Yes
>   Quartz Extreme: Not Supported
> Can you help please? I'm new to Linux as well, so assume I know nothing
> about its internal workings.
> Thanks,
> Geoff Down

That's pretty old hardware.  I'm not sure to what extent anyone has
tested that hardware recently.  You might have better luck asking on a
ppc specific mailing list.


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