Mac Mini and Xorg
grehan at freebsd.org
Wed Jul 6 01:22:22 GMT 2005
>> Looks like you do need to build a new kernel. Anyways, it's about time
>>I put together a new snapshot.
> Okay -- is it sufficient to build a kernel with current sources or
> will I need to do a buildworld as well?
I think a kernel should be OK. Note that I haven't run up a kernel for
about a month now (and won't be able to for another 1/2 day or so), so
there's a chance something might have broken in that time.
> Of course if you want to
> throw together a new snapshot I'd be more than willing to test it
> out for you. ;-)
Let's do both :)
>> The Xorg radeon driver needs to be patched - see the 'Known Issues'
>>section on the ppc page.
> I saw that... are the changes such that they could be included in
> the port as a patch that does not conflict with other arches? (I'll
> have a look at what they are...) It could be worth shooting it over
> to Eric Anholt for inclusion if so.
I think the main changes were #ifdef'd ppc, so if you have success
I'll file a PR. I have to say, the freebsd-x11 guys were *GREAT* in
getting my PR's pulled into the xorg port so quickly.
>> The main problem I've had with Xorg on the mini is that switching back
>>to a VTY seems to leave the screen in a very darkened state: it's
>>difficult to read the text. Maybe some X gurus out there can diagnose
> Okay. Maybe I can take a look at it when I get it running. Does
> dpms work? If so, does putting the display to sleep bring
> brightness back to normal levels? Or is it just the VTY that is
It's just the VTY. Going back to X works fine. I don't know if DPMS
works - I guess I never had it going for that long to see.
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