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gopal
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2006 6:14 am    Post subject: ATI Radeon on eMac woes Reply with quote

Greetings.

I am yet another victim of using GNU/Linux on an Apple eMac since I too suffer from poor screen resolutions and other problems.

I used Xorgautoconfig and the resulting xorg.conf didn't work for me until I changed the driver from "radeon" to "fbdev". Also, the maximum screen resolution I get is "1024x768" with 16-bit colour.

The HorizSync and VertRefresh values for my monitor (determined by Xorgautoconfig) is "71-73" and "60-70" respectively. I am getting "1280x960" mode on Mac OS X, I would be satisfied with at least that mode if not higher.

I tried by changing the HorizSync to "71-75" but then I get "1600x1200" with sort of flickery display, I felt that might damage my monitor, I reverted the change now.

Any help is greatly appreciated.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2006 6:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moved from Desktop Environments to Gentoo on PPC.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 27, 2006 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Can you try xac? It's a newer version of Xorgautoconfig and might produce better results. Also, instead of using fbdev, can you try setting the UseFBDev option to either true/false and see if that helps.
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 28, 2006 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Actually xac is not available for PPC (its masked) :(.
But I did try unmasking it, but did not work (I get Python errors informing method not found).

BTW I'll try with "Use FBDev" and post the results.
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