I'm having some problems with getting X to start on a PowerMac G4 with an ATI
Rage 128 video card with 16MB Video RAM... sometimes on boot, I get "aty128fb:
Invalid ROM signature 1111 should be 0xaa55" and it hangs, and sometimes it gets
the error, but is able to get past it, but then X can't start, with an error of
(EE) R128(0): Cannot read V_BIOS (5) and then (EE) R128(0): No DFP detected.
/etc/xorg.conf has the video card configured thusly:
VendorName "Videocard vendor"
BoardName "ATI Rage 128"
Here is the output from lspci:
[root@gordon ~]# lspci
00:0b.0 Host bridge: Apple Computer Inc. UniNorth AGP
00:10.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Rage 128 PF/PRO AGP 4x TMDS
0001:10:0b.0 Host bridge: Apple Computer Inc. UniNorth PCI
0001:10:0d.0 PCI bridge: Digital Equipment Corporation DECchip 21154 (rev 05)
0001:11:07.0 Class ff00: Apple Computer Inc. KeyLargo Mac I/O (rev 02)
0001:11:08.0 USB Controller: Apple Computer Inc. KeyLargo USB
0001:11:09.0 USB Controller: Apple Computer Inc. KeyLargo USB
0001:11:0a.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments TSB12LV23 IEEE-1394 Controller
0002:21:0b.0 Host bridge: Apple Computer Inc. UniNorth Internal PCI
0002:21:0f.0 Ethernet controller: Apple Computer Inc. UniNorth GMAC (Sun GEM)
Trying to start X manually results in this:
X Window System Version 6.8.2
Release Date: 9 February 2005
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0, Release 6.8.2
Build Operating System: Linux 2.6.9-1.906_EL ppc [ELF]
Current Operating System: Linux gordon.thtoolbox.com 2.6.11-1.1369_FC4 #1 Thu
Jun 2 22:58:26 EDT 2005 ppc
Build Date: 02 June 2005
Build Host: sizzler.build.redhat.com
Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.X.Org
to make sure that you have the latest version.
Module Loader present
OS Kernel: Linux version 2.6.11-1.1369_FC4 (email@example.com)
(gcc version 4.0.0 20050525 (Red Hat 4.0.0-9)) #1 Thu Jun 2 22:58:26 EDT 2005
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: Wed Jun 22 15:25:51 2005
(==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf"
(EE) R128(0): Cannot read V_BIOS (5)
(EE) R128(0): No DFP detected
*** If unresolved symbols were reported above, they might not
*** be the reason for the server aborting.
Fatal server error:
Caught signal 7. Server aborting
Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support
Please also check the log file at "/var/log/Xorg.0.log" for additional information.
please verify that this is still an issue with the 220.127.116.11 snapshot or later,
and if it is please attach the server log from the crash.
This bug is just bogus, closing!