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    VGA on powerpc

    Can I use plain VGA text consoles on PowerPC? Does it depend on the hardware?

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    Linux Guru Rubberman's Avatar
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    I can be found either 40 miles west of Chicago, in Chicago, or in a galaxy far, far away.
    It should not be a problem. Standard VGA consoles are kind of default for most systems. What kind of PPC system are you running? An Apple? or IBM?
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    Just remember, Semper Gumbi - always be flexible!

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    I've read that Apple kinda does it's own thing and doesn't follow standards. I forget where.

    I'm using an Apple G5 iMac (the iSight rev. C). I am using the framebuffer provided by the radeon driver with kernel modesetting, which is slow. I don't know if this gets in the way of using VGA also.

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    Just Joined! acrux's Avatar
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    you should be able to use xf86-video-radeon with DRI enabled

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