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PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2005 9:57 pm    Post subject: imac g4 -- interesting situation Reply with quote

i have an imac g4 (15", 800mhz) with no screen (LONG story)

it works fine under osx with just an external monitor (mirroring output),
but i want linux.

i have installed gentoo on this thing before (long ago) and I know i could set it all up, but i have no idea how to set up both a frame buffer and X11 for JUST the external monitor. everytime a boot a livecd or install cd for most all ppc distros, everything goes blank on my external monitor after the kernel initially starts to load (right around the time a frame buffer would load...)

if anything, could anyone help me with some X - config options to display on the external monitor?
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2005 9:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

wow, have i offended anybody? there must be somebody out there with some knowledge i could borrow (at least a link to a current thread if i am repeating an old question)


if anything, how about an ibook (with an nvidia chip) g4 xorg.conf that has been tested using an external monitor (as in mirroring, no problems and all that stuff).


50 points to the person who helps me (100 points gets you a stuffed animal!!!! -joking)
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2005 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No offence taken, but your situation is quite unusual as far as I know.
You probably need to get a dev interested in your post.
It is quite possible that livecd work on the assumption that this
model has a screen and nothing is compiled with mirroring in mind.
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