WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED to the MACH64 module!?

From: Rod-Lists 
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I have and old lime green iMac(i dubbed the crabapple) that I have run x on before.
somewhere about when Ubuntu went chocolate the we started having issues with x. But before you haters start it is not ubuntu.
I've been trying Debian squeeze now and getting the same problems.
Screen goes black and power button yellow. Comes out of it when you switch to a cli tty.

X messages state mach64 module not found. Some research shows that this is an issue on sparc and intel as well. Red Hat, arch it doesn't matter. So who the hell broke ATI support in the kernel?


XORG is fickle & heathen god!


=============================================================== From: Rod-Lists ------------------------------------------------------ Well I've always said I wanted to customize a kernel. http://dri.freedesktop.org/wiki/ATIMach64 ----- Original Message ----- From: Rod-Lists To: CHUGALUG Sent: Fri, 30 Dec 2011 09:03:42 -0500 (EST) Subject: [Chugalug] WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED to the MACH64 module!? I have and old lime green iMac(i dubbed the crabapple) that I have run x on before. somewhere about when Ubuntu went chocolate the we started having issues with x. But before you haters start it is not ubuntu. I've been trying Debian squeeze now and getting the same problems. Screen goes black and power button yellow. Comes out of it when you switch to a cli tty. X messages state mach64 module not found. Some research shows that this is an issue on sparc and intel as well. Red Hat, arch it doesn't matter. So who the hell broke ATI support in the kernel? XORG is fickle & heathen god!

=============================================================== From: Dave Brockman ------------------------------------------------------ -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 What are you going to customize? Looks to me like you need to build an external driver module or compile a specific kernel trunk/version. But do tell us of your plans to customize a kernel, I've always wanted to build one that identified and referred to itself as "davix".... :) Regards, dtb -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v2.0.17 (MingW32) Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla - http://enigmail.mozdev.org/ iEYEARECAAYFAk7+JroACgkQABP1RO+tr2StPwCfZk2Zo6nXI2Jf7yekdEgUyF5i AI4AmwU9dhK9wkbmyetiLLIcp5sa3YJy =XOC3 -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----

=============================================================== From: Rod-Lists ------------------------------------------------------ well I removed the package and flushed the cache. Then I reinstalled. I now get x without xorg.conf but it is slow. Xorg.conf brings the error back(black screen yellow powerbutton). I think my next step is to install the propriatary glfrx drivers. ----- Original Message ----- From: Dave Brockman To: CHUGALUG Sent: Fri, 30 Dec 2011 16:01:46 -0500 (EST) Subject: Re: [Chugalug] WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED to the MACH64 module!? -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 What are you going to customize? Looks to me like you need to build an external driver module or compile a specific kernel trunk/version. But do tell us of your plans to customize a kernel, I've always wanted to build one that identified and referred to itself as "davix".... :) Regards, dtb -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v2.0.17 (MingW32) Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla - http://enigmail.mozdev.org/ iEYEARECAAYFAk7+JroACgkQABP1RO+tr2StPwCfZk2Zo6nXI2Jf7yekdEgUyF5i AI4AmwU9dhK9wkbmyetiLLIcp5sa3YJy =XOC3 -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----

=============================================================== From: Dave Brockman ------------------------------------------------------ -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE----- Hash: SHA1 Sounds like the old 2D only driver.... Probably, although from recent readings on another mailing list, a lot of old ATI cards (which is what 90% of the Alphas with VGA console in the world run) don't work on recent kernels with any driver. While I feel your pain, I had to come to grips with the fact that sometimes, a new cheap component *is* the right answer.... Regards, dtb -----BEGIN PGP SIGNATURE----- Version: GnuPG v2.0.17 (MingW32) Comment: Using GnuPG with Mozilla - http://enigmail.mozdev.org/ iEYEARECAAYFAk8DH8MACgkQABP1RO+tr2TgiQCeNWNlpKTCbKu/mFbSfYjOjBtO /4QAoIBFsghARVrXv/XQP2F2eruQpty8 =hmS6 -----END PGP SIGNATURE-----