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

Alex Deucher alexdeucher at gmail.com
Mon Oct 20 06:20:19 PDT 2008

On Fri, Oct 17, 2008 at 4:31 AM, Jean-Pierre <chombier at free.fr> wrote:
> 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.

Macos can drive it, but is the firmware able to drive it?  I.E., does
the screen light up before macos boots?

> 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...

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