DVI output not visible on LCD with DVI, VGA output works -- (MergedFB on Ubuntu Edgy, Powerbook G4 ATI radeon 9600 M10)

Alex Deucher alexdeucher at gmail.com
Wed Jan 3 18:05:48 PST 2007

On 1/3/07, Martin Langhoff <martin.langhoff at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 1/4/07, Martin Langhoff <martin.langhoff at gmail.com> wrote:
> > On 1/4/07, Alex Deucher <alexdeucher at gmail.com> wrote:
> > > make sure you are using a new enough version of automake.  IIRC you
> > > need version 1.9 or newer.
> >
> > Spot on. Edgy installs 1.4 when you just say apt-get install automake.
> > Installing automake1.9 resolved the problem. Wohoo!
> With a few more -dev packages installed (libgl1-mesa-dev
> libglu1-mesa-dev mesa-common-dev libdrm-dev) I managed to get
> ati-6.6-branch compiling happy.
> When I switch to master, however, it wants librdm 2.2 rather than
> 2.0.2. Just for kicks, I reverted the patch that does the check, but
> the build breaks. Clearly, this thing depends on a newer drm.
> I'll try and see if I can get libdrm 2.2 going easily, and cross my
> fingers I won't end up recompiling X and the kernel too ;-) unless you
> can point me to bits that I can cherrypick to get my DVI stuff going.
> I'm more than familiar with git, no problems with that -- OTOH X
> internals are _totally_ arcane to me.

newer libdrm is pretty painless.


> cheers,
> martin

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