Xorg not working on PPC

Tormod Volden lists.tormod at gmail.com
Thu Jan 23 13:38:22 PST 2014

On Thu, Jan 23, 2014 at 9:48 PM, Andreas Mohr wrote:
> However very obviously I'd assume PPC handling to be quite a bit different to x86 handling.
> So, as venerable Alex said, your first stop should be PPC-knowledgeable groups.
> That said, the lockup / garbled screen might perhaps be caused by AGP issues.
> On x86, AGP support often is provided by the intel-agp.ko module.
> If that module is not available (or perhaps a driver setting is provided to disable it),
> then driver operation falls back to PCI-only, which might improve reliability.
> Also, you should check whether Xorg reports DRI as enabled
> (and if so, try setting it to disabled, since that might be problematic too).

DRI is broken on PPC, AFAIK. Otherwise, see
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/PowerPCFAQ#ATI_Rage_128_cards and for instance
(ojordan is doing a good job trying to keep PPC ports alive).


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