gabriel rosenkoetter on Sun, 6 Jul 2003 11:59:04 -0400

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Re: [PLUG] [OT] xmacppc, netbsd 1.6.1, ppc8500

On Sun, Jul 06, 2003 at 09:07:22AM -0400, Fred K Ollinger wrote:
> Anyone get xmacppc up and running? I have heard that it works w/ all macs,
> but I can't seem to find it. I found regular X, I think, but of course
> that won't work. I scoured the web and google, and mailing lists for help
> on this, but saw little about how to set this up for netbsd 1.6.1. Is this
> possible to get some sort of X on an old macppc 8500 or should I give up?

uriel:~% which Xmacppc                                                      [1]
uriel:~% uname -a                                                           [2]
NetBSD uriel 1.6.1_RC2 NetBSD 1.6.1_RC2 (URIEL) #0: Wed Mar 26 19:22:52 EST 2003     gr@grappa:/new/src/netbsd-1-6/src/sys/arch/macppc/compile/URIEL macppc

You *did* install xbase.tgz and xserver.tgz, right?

That said, I'm not going to make any bets about how X will behave on
that hardware. NetBSD's internally-maintained X servers are usually
just enough to get the basic job done. With a later PowerMac (OF 3
only?), you can just drop in a video card and use XF86 4. In theory,
you should be able to do that in that machine, but I'm not sure if
the PCI bus probes out quite the way it should with PCI cards
lacking OF hardware on-board.

In both cases, XF86 lacks drivers for the on-board Apple video
chipsets, last I heard.

gabriel rosenkoetter

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