Yokemate of Keyboards
Posts: 4957 from 2009/1/28
From: Delaware, USA
by using fbdev instead of radeon in xorg.config .
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As per before, you sir are fantastic.
I will re-buy an Apple video card to make firmware prompts visible again and will eventually start experimenting with later Radeon HD cards in the G5.
BUT, boys...I'm still following this guy's lead and buying Aeon hardware, so this isn't a priority.
My first priority is getting the next cards off to Mark, and the X5000 cpu cooler that Aaron at AOTL gave me for Mark's system (that about a $100 expense on each shipment).
Then I'll re-buy an Apple X1900GT, and finally I'll get around to replacing this damned HD 6870 I bought (from an eBay seller with about 600 feedback posts all 100% positive no less).
Any wonder that I test each card that gets shipped to South Africa?
And this also points out why I so strongly believe we need to support NEW hardware.
Because troubleshooting used hardware is an f'ing pain in the ass!
"Never attribute to malice what can more readily explained by incompetence"