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Re: Fedora 9 PPC X11 does *not* work on Power Mac G4

Posted by: nuffsaid on June 05, 2008 07:56 PM
I have the same problem. I've tried everything including updating the ati driver via Yum. The xorg.conf looks good, but the module fbdevhw can not read the /dev/fb0 buffer and just goes on to /dev/fb1 through /dev/fb7, which aren't there and the script errors out. I tried making symbolic links from fb1 through fb7 which point to fb0, but apparently the module doesn't like /dev/fb0 and ignores it, leaving the frame buffer unread and no screen. My machine is stock everything. No third party anything. The whole drive with F9 on it is completely dedicated to F9. The machine is dual boot and easily boots into the other drive using MacOS 10.4.11. Ram is 640M. X has never worked on this distro. With no help coming from my other messages left on other forums, I guess I'll wait for the Debian 4.0r DVD's to get here and I'll just write this puppy off.

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