FB_Dev and Re: IMS and ATI

Subject: FB_Dev and Re: IMS and ATI
From: frame (frame@deadprotocol.org)
Date: Thu Oct 07 1999 - 14:32:53 MDT

Well Tom, I'm glad you DID write something this time :)

You've shed quite some light on the subject, thank you.

Another question I have is "what the heck is FB_Dev?" if I leave my machine
unatented for an extended period of time, I usually have a plethora of error
messages saying FB_Dev overflowed and the machine is frozen (this is in console
mode) even when the machine is idling at the promt. My X also dies if left
unatented for 10-15 minutes, saying that there was a call to an FB_Dev function
that wasn't implemented.



P.S. I sure have a lot of questions don't I? sorry, mac cloobie :)

Tom Pollard wrote:

> On Thu, 7 Oct 1999, frame wrote:
> > Am I missing something here?
> I didn't mean to send that; my finger slipped :-) I thinking about saying
> that you definitely don't need to worry about the IMS TwinTurbo. That was
> a PCI video card that they used in high-end PowerMacs a couple of years
> ago (I have one in one of my PowerComputing clones.) Your powerbook
> almost certainly has some flavor of ATI card, but I'm not an expert and I
> don't know if there have been different cards in different g3 powerbooks.
> Current powerbooks have ATI Rage Pro LT cards, which I think is a flavor
> of Mach 64. But, other people know this stuff much better than I do and I
> was going to let them respond to you.
> Cheers,
> Tom
> > Tom Pollard wrote:
> > > On Wed, 6 Oct 1999, frame wrote:
> > > > I am in the process of removing all X related Items from my YDL pbook g3
> > > > to put on a clean xfree 3.3.5 install.
> > > > My question is: what is IMS twin turbo? I get the impression it's a
> > > > video card. Yet all the specs I've had from apple about this g3
> > > > powerbook say it has an ATI Mach64 video card and makes no mention of
> > > > IMS tt.
> > > >
> > > > can anyone enlighten me a little? which acceleration shuld I use?
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> W. Thomas Pollard Schrodinger, Inc.
> pollard@schrodinger.com http://www.schrodinger.com/
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