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Old 04-23-2005, 04:03 PM   #1
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Angry ATI Rage 128 Mobility


Hello I am running Yellow Dog Linux Version 4.0.1On An Apple Powerbook G3 Pismo
and i am wanting to know where i can download the drivers for my laptops video driver wich is an Ati Rage 128 Mobility i think it has 8 mb of ram, Also i would like to know how i would install this software. Thank you for your time and help
 
Old 04-23-2005, 05:01 PM   #2
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Do I need to post any other info about my system to get some help?
 
Old 04-23-2005, 05:25 PM   #3
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What do you mean by drivers. If you are running in text mode then you do not need any specific drivers.

Do you mean to get a GUI like in windows? If so you need X and some sort of window manager/desktop.



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Old 04-23-2005, 05:29 PM   #4
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Yes i am running an X windows terminal using KDE,,,, i had the same problem before running Slackware 9.1 but that was on a pc this Yellow Dog set up is for an Apple Powerbook G3 Pismo PLUS its an ATI graphics card so i am at a loss
 
Old 04-23-2005, 05:39 PM   #5
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Which X are you using?
 
Old 04-23-2005, 05:42 PM   #6
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i am using the default setup in yellowdog with a KDE X Windows running kernel 2.6
 
Old 04-23-2005, 06:03 PM   #7
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The yellow dog website says that you should be running Xorg-x11r6.6.
Which is here http://www.x.org. I also found this on that site http://www.x.org/X11R6.8.2/doc/ati.html

Read, digest and play.

 
Old 04-23-2005, 06:15 PM   #8
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Thank you for the help but all i am looking for is a driver to install on my system wich is an apple powerbook g3 pismo the videocard is an Ati Rage 128 mobility runnin Yellowdog Linux wich is ported for the apple hardware also known as PPC i think
 
Old 04-23-2005, 06:26 PM   #9
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Xorg comes with drivers for ATI Rage 128 cards. I pretty sure that only the newest Nvidia and ATI cards come with seperate drivers, but even those have a version in Xorg.
Quit X, and run xorgconfig from the command line.
Answer the question that it asks, then it will come to a point where it asks if you want to view the card database, say yes and look for your card in it.

 
Old 04-23-2005, 06:34 PM   #10
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how do i just quit x because i have it set up to where X automaticly sttarts when the computer starts,, this was done like that by the setup of yellow dog if i goto log out of X it only gives me options to shutdown or reboot so how do i log into just a plain linix console?
 
Old 04-23-2005, 07:15 PM   #11
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OK,
Press Ctrl+Alt+Fn

Where Fn is F1, F2, F3, F4, F5, F6

Now depending how it is all set up it is probably going to be F1 or F2. this will bring you to a virtual terminal, it will display a logon prompt, logon as root, and then on the command prompt type 'telinit 3'
It will then say something like 'INIT: switching to runlevel: 3'
And may be a few other lines.
After that you should be back at the command prompt. There type 'xorgconfig' and follow the questions

I suggest you read something like this http://freshmeat.net/redir/rute/9186/url_homepage/rute.2038bug.com either before you try this or at least some time soon.

Have fun
 
Old 04-24-2005, 10:54 PM   #12
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So does anyone have any info on the where i can get these drivers so i cam play things that use openGL?
 
  


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