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Old 12-26-2010, 07:41 PM   #1
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old ppc iBook g3 xorg display issues

So currently im attempting to resurect an old ibook with debian and ran accross an issue with the display after installing xorg. After researching I found a thread that posibly has exact same problem and seem to have found a solution with a modified xorg.conf (link included bellow for refrence).

Any how I can realy use this fix yet because I dont seem to have access to download forum attachments.

To be more of a constructive post though, any other resources or information that can help me with this problem? Short of that post I have found very little other than just playing around with xorg.conf configurations any help is greatly appreciated.

Also while im at is there any recomendations for a lightweight window manager that would work well for this old system when I do fix this display problem? The labtop is 500 MHz with 64 megs of ram. My current plan is to install Xfce but im quite open to other recomendations.

Last edited by paws1111; 12-26-2010 at 07:43 PM.
Old 12-26-2010, 08:12 PM   #2
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Here is the file:

Section InputDevice
	Identifier	Generic Keyboard
	Driver		kbd
	Option		XkbRules	xorg
	Option		XkbModel	pc104
	Option		XkbLayout	us

Section InputDevice
	Identifier	Configured Mouse
	Driver		mouse

Section Device
	Identifier	Configured Video Device
	BusID		PCI0160
	Option		UseFBDev		true

Section Monitor
	Identifier	LCD
	HorizSync	60-60
	VertRefresh	43-117

Section Screen
	Identifier	Default Screen
	Monitor		LCD
	Device		Video
	DefaultDepth	24
SubSection	Display
	Depth		24
	Modes		1024x768
Although, I think that you may have some trouble trying to run x with 64M of RAM.

Last edited by andrewthomas; 12-26-2010 at 08:12 PM. Reason: typo
Old 12-26-2010, 09:04 PM   #3
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Thanks alot, yeah 64M of ram isnt much just a little side project to see how far i could push it... though inital xfce install worked out alright,it works decently considering 64M of ram, thanks again


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