Bug#479986: xserver-xorg-video-ati: Same colors problem with a Radeon 9600 Mac&PC

Jean-Pierre chombier at free.fr
Fri Oct 17 01:31:45 PDT 2008

Hi Alex,

Le 16 oct. 08 à 20:15, Alex Deucher a écrit :

> According to your log this card has a PC bios.

Right, this card is advertised as Radeon 9600 Mac & PC Edition, it is  
supposed to have both firmware.

> Does the mac firmware
> light up the card during boot (ie.e, does the firmware bootup sequence
> show up on the screen)?  If not, the chip is probably not initialized
> properly.

Yes it does, it has a built-in ndrv for MacOS.

But the card shows identical problems in MacOSX if I remove the  
extension /System/Library/Extensions/AppleNDRV/ATI ROM Xtender.
This 1.4MB file contains 16 code fragments for different ATI cards,  
each installing a more recent ndrv in the system.
I could extract the single fragment related to my 9600 card  
(ATY,AlteraC), but this is still a 110 KBytes powerpc code...

- Jean-Pierre.

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