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carlos99
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2004 11:44 pm    Post subject: radeon 9600 ( powerbook 15") no native X drivers Reply with quote

after many many hours wasted chasing the DRM dream =) i have come to the realisation that it will not work simply because xfree does not have any drivers for the 9600 ( it was the fact that other people got their radeons going that threw me off , when infact they had different model radeons that do have drivers in X)

( i am using the 2d fbdev drivers from the 2.6.0 kernel )

Anyone know if there is talk of even 2d Xfree drivers for 9600's?

Being a complete newbie at driver development , anyone have any tips on where to start if i wanted to try to add 2d support to Xfree for the radeon 9600 myself?

If i could at least use my external DVI out I would be very happy , as my apple cinema display is sitting infront of me powered off =( ( and i cant seam to find out how using only fbdev )

Thanks
Carl.
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2004 2:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Check http://ppcconfdb.sourceforge.net/ for an X config for your machine, and check xfree bleeding edge releases for Radeon 9600 support.

Your machine is indeed supported, just like my 17" AlBook.

Good luck!
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2004 7:52 am    Post subject: thanks Reply with quote

you have made this powerbook owner very happy =)

thx.
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