Re: X problems

Andrew Rohl (
Mon, 14 Jun 1999 13:19:28 +0800

>Powerbooks are very hard to setup properly via Xconfigurator.
>Download Xautoconfig at
>OR, setup send the kernel video arguments like:
>And then run Xconfigurator.
I firdst just pasted the kernel arguments into bootx (should I have
unchecked no video driver?) and ran Xconfigorator again - no change.

I downloaded Xautoconfig and now get this new error:

XFree86 Version / X Window System
(protocol Version 11, revision 0, vendor release 6300)
Release Date: January 4 1999
        If the server is older than 6-12 months, or if your card is newer
        than the above date, look for a newer version before reporting
        problems. (see http://www.XFree86.Org/FAQ)
Operating System: Linux 2.2.1 ppc [ELF]
Configured drivers:
   FBDev: Server for frame buffer device
   (Patchlevel 10): mfb, afb, cfb8, cfb16, cfb32, NCR 77C32BLT (accel),
ATI Mach64 (accel), IMS TwinTurbo (accel)
(using VT number 7)

XF86Config: /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/XF86Config
(**) stands for supplied, (--) stands for probed/default values
(**) XKB: disabled
(**) Mouse: type: BusMouse, device: /dev/mouse, buttons: 3
(**) FBDev: Graphics device ID: "Generic Frame Buffer Device"
(**) FBDev: Monitor ID: "Unknown"
(**) FontPath set to "unix/:-1"
(**) FBDev: Using XF86Config video mode database
(--) FBDev: Frame buffer device: OFfb ATY,264LT-
(--) FBDev: Video memory: 1536K @ 0x82800800
(--) FBDev: MMIO regs: 0K @ (nil)
(--) FBDev: Type 0 type_aux 0 bits_per_pixel 16
(--) FBDev: Hardware accelerator: None
(--) FBDev: No driver support for hardware acceleration
bpp = 16, depth = 15, BitsPerRGB = 5
(--) FBDev: Using cfb16 driver
_FontTransSocketUNIXConnect: Can't connect: errno = 111
failed to set default font path 'unix/:-1'
Fatal server error:
could not open default font 'fixed'

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the full server output, not just the last messages

X connection to :0.0 broken (explicit kill or server shutdown).

(a) why is there no hardware accelerator lsited? I know the powerbook has
an ati accelerator of some sort
(b) whats wrong with the fonts?


btw I set this mac up at home and so configured no networking. I am now
at work and do not know how to setup networking without X. Is there a
standalone configarator like the one in the installer?

Andrew Rohl Email:
School of Applied Chemistry Phone: +61 8 9266 7317 (Office)
Curtin University of Technology +61 8 9266 3780 (Lab)
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