Re: powerbook g3

Subject: Re: powerbook g3
From: jim hopper (
Date: Mon Oct 11 1999 - 17:18:54 MDT

>jim hopper's bits of Mon, 11 Oct 1999 translated to:
> > I have a 300mhz g3. i have to install yellowdog with no graphics
> > hardware. is there any support for the version of rage chip on the
> > g3 powerbook?
>The rage chip should be supported under X by both the XF68_FBDev
>(standard with CS1.1) and Xpmac servers. With the new PowerBook, I
>just selected the "No Video Driver" option and the default install
>worked with XF68_FBDev; with the newest kernel and some tweaking,
>it is possible to also get hardware acceleration. According to what
>has come across this list and what I have seen on a couple sites,
>you should be able to get things going with your particular flavor
>of PowerBook.
>What exactly do you mean by "have to install with no graphics hardware"?

Perhaps i misinterpreted what No Video Driver means. i assumed that
this ment that there was no specific driver for the hardware in
question and that it then used a generic driver.

its just that dragging windows around and such seems kind of slow.
slower than on machten on the same powerbook it seems?

thanks jim

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