Bug#490990: xorg: xserver fails to start on PowerPC G4 mac with ATI Rage128 PF/PRO AGP 4x TMDS

Julien Cristau jcristau at debian.org
Tue Jul 15 15:22:36 PDT 2008

On Tue, Jul 15, 2008 at 18:04:20 -0400, Rick Thomas wrote:

> On Jul 15, 2008, at 5:07 PM, Brice Goglin wrote:
>> Add
>>     Driver "r128"
>> to your Device section for now. The server is autoloading "radeon"
>> instead of "r128", I am fixing this.
>> Brice
> I did that. X starts now.  But it still thinks my screen is 800x600.   
> The Gnome "screen resolution preferences" does not offer me any other  
> options than 800x600, 60Hz.  The screen (A DELL 2100FP) is capable of  
> 1600x1200 and the video card is capable of driving it at that resolution 
> if I add the following two lines to the Monitor section:
>        HorizSync       31-80
>        VertRefresh     56-76
> Though, the gdm login screen is displayed at 1920x1200, which makes the 
> pixels seem high and narrow, rather than square.  It corrects to  
> 1600x1200 after logging in.
Can you submit a new bug about this?  With full Xorg logs for both cases
(with HorizSync and VertRefresh lines, and without them).  Please file
it against the xserver-xorg-video-r128 package.


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