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Old 05-10-2008, 10:01 AM   #1
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X11 on a G3 iBook (Slackintosh)


I finally got my hands on a PowerPC, and I installed Slackintosh on it. Unfortunately, X doesn't seem to want to load on it. I believe I have an iBook Dual USB, but I may not be able to distinguish it from a VRAM 16 or a late 2001 model.

In any case, I'd appreciate it if anyone could give me a push in the right direction as far as configuring X is concerned.

My xorg.conf:

Quote:
Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "X.org Configured"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

Section "Files"
RgbPath "/usr/share/X11/rgb"
ModulePath "/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/TTF"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/OTF"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/Type1"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/misc"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "glx"
Load "GLcore"
Load "dri"
Load "dbe"
Load "xtrap"
Load "extmod"
Load "record"
Load "freetype"
Load "type1"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "kbd"
Option "XkbModel" "pc101"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "auto"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5 6 7"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
ModelName "Monitor Model"
HorizSync 59-63
VertRefresh 43-95
Option "DPMS"
Modeline "1024x768" 80.50 1024 1060 1156 1348 768 781 784 820 +hsync +vsync
EndSection

Section "Device"
### Available Driver options are:-
### Values: <i>: integer, <f>: float, <bool>: "True"/"False",
### <string>: "String", <freq>: "<f> Hz/kHz/MHz"
### [arg]: arg optional
#Option "NoAccel" # [<bool>]
#Option "SWcursor" # [<bool>]
#Option "Dac6Bit" # [<bool>]
#Option "Dac8Bit" # [<bool>]
#Option "DMAForXv" # [<bool>]
#Option "ForcePCIMode" # [<bool>]
#Option "CCEPIOMode" # [<bool>]
#Option "CCENoSecurity" # [<bool>]
#Option "CCEusecTimeout" # <i>
#Option "AGPMode" # <i>
#Option "AGPSize" # <i>
#Option "RingSize" # <i>
#Option "BufferSize" # <i>
#Option "EnablePageFlip" # [<bool>]
#Option "Display" # <str>
#Option "PanelWidth" # <i>
#Option "PanelHeight" # <i>
#Option "ProgramFPRegs" # [<bool>]
#Option "UseFBDev" # [<bool>]
#Option "VideoKey" # <i>
#Option "ShowCache" # [<bool>]
#Option "VGAAccess" # [<bool>]
Identifier "Card0"
Driver "ati"
VendorName "ATI Technologies Inc"
BoardName "Rage Mobility M3 AGP 2x"
BusID "PCI:0:16:0"
Option "UseFBDev" "false"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Card0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 16
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 1
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 4
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 8
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 15
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 16
Modes "1024x768"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 24
EndSubSection
EndSection
My lspci output:

Quote:
0000:00:0b.0 Host bridge: Apple Computer Inc. UniNorth/Pangea AGP
0000:00:10.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Rage Mobility M3 AGP 2x (rev 02)
0001:10:0b.0 Host bridge: Apple Computer Inc. UniNorth/Pangea PCI
0001:10:17.0 Class ff00: Apple Computer Inc. KeyLargo/Pangea Mac I/O
0001:10:18.0 USB Controller: Apple Computer Inc. KeyLargo/Pangea USB
0001:10:19.0 USB Controller: Apple Computer Inc. KeyLargo/Pangea USB
0002:20:0b.0 Host bridge: Apple Computer Inc. UniNorth/Pangea Internal PCI
0002:20:0e.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Apple Computer Inc. UniNorth/Pangea FireWire
0002:20:0f.0 Ethernet controller: Apple Computer Inc. UniNorth/Pangea GMAC (Sun GEM) (rev ff)
And the stderr from X:

Quote:
xauth: creating new authority file /root/.serverauth.2617


X Window System Version 1.3.0
Release Date: 19 April 2007
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release 1.3
Build Operating System: Slackware 12.0 Slackware Linux Project
Current Operating System: Linux snapple 2.6.21.5 #1 PREEMPT Fri Jun 15 07:12:06 CEST 2007 ppc
Build Date: 19 May 2007
Before reporting problems, check X.Org Wiki - Home
to make sure that you have the latest version.
Module Loader present
Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
(++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Fri May 9 06:38:28 2008
(==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"
(WW) ****INVALID IO ALLOCATION**** b: 0xf0000400 e: 0xf00004ff correcting
(EE) end of block range 0xefffffff < begin 0xf0000000
(EE) R128(0): Cannot read V_BIOS (5)
(II) Module already built-in
(II) Module already built-in

Fatal server error:
could not open default font 'fixed'
giving up.

xinit: Connection reset by peer (errno 104): unable to connect to X server

xinit: No such process (errno 3): Server error.
Thanks in advance.
 
Old 05-11-2008, 02:49 PM   #2
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Have you tried running 'xorgsetup' or 'xorgcfg' ? I know Slackintosh must have at least xorgcfg.
 
Old 05-11-2008, 06:18 PM   #3
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Have you tried running 'xorgsetup' or 'xorgcfg' ? I know Slackintosh must have at least xorgcfg.
Both. Unfortunately, I've had no luck with either. The above is a modified version of the xorgsetup output.
 
Old 05-12-2008, 11:38 AM   #4
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Hmm, I think this might be the problem:

Code:
Fatal server error:
could not open default font 'fixed'
giving up.
I wonder if that font is properly installed.
You can find it like it says here:
http://www.debianhelp.org/node/1218#comment-1175

This can also be caused if your disk is full:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...t-fixed-11099/

Last edited by H_TeXMeX_H; 05-12-2008 at 11:40 AM.
 
Old 05-13-2008, 09:22 AM   #5
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Smile Solved!

I ended up fixing it by another route.

Slackintosh hasn't yet caught up with Slack 12.1, so I downloaded the Slack 12.1 X11 source, changed the compile tag to "-powerpc," and built the upgrade. I'm happy to report that I'm using xfce right now. All that remain are a few minor things, like right-click support.
 
Old 05-16-2008, 05:42 AM   #6
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The upgrade shouldn't have been necessary, however if it worked out it's ok
mouse buttons emulation tips here: http://wiki.workaround.ch/kakiwaki/wk.jsp?P='Keyboard'
 
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The upgrade shouldn't have been necessary, however if it worked out it's ok
mouse buttons emulation tips here: http://wiki.workaround.ch/kakiwaki/wk.jsp?P='Keyboard'
Hmm. Unfortunately, neither sysctl nor xmodmap seem to be solving my right click issues. Both register my commands, but neither seem to have any effect.
 
Old 05-19-2008, 02:35 AM   #8
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no, it works: double check your configuration
personally, I don't use the xmodmap solution proposed there and I just bind F11 and F12 to central and right mouse buttons, maybe you could try using just sysctl alone too.
 
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no, it works: double check your configuration
personally, I don't use the xmodmap solution proposed there and I just bind F11 and F12 to central and right mouse buttons, maybe you could try using just sysctl alone too.
Quote:
Originally Posted by /etc/sysctl.conf
dev.mac_hid.mouse_button_emulation = 1
dev.mac_hid_mouse_button2_keycode = 95
dev.mac_hid_mouse_button3_keycode = 96
sysctl -p


syctl outputs the contents of /etc/sysctl.conf upon execution. I've checked the keycodes with xev, and still no dice.
 
Old 05-20-2008, 06:07 AM   #10
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I've checked the keycodes with xev
xev (X EVents) is for X11 enviroments, it will not report you correct sysctl keycodes for both console and X11.
F11 and F12 are mapped to 87 and 88, try using the showkey command if avalaible (I don't recall the exact name, sorry).
 
Old 05-20-2008, 12:14 PM   #11
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Ha. That fixed it :P. Thanks.
 
  


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