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Re: xterm problem with ATI Xpert 128 (Rage 128) and Xfree86 3.3.6

As this was my first ATI with XFree86 4.0 I made a few mistakes (should
have read the documentation for once!!)  I learned what NOT to do

Anyway, the Xpert 98 AGP card I am told (by ATI) is the same chipset as
the Rage Fury.  Works pretty good in Windoze (sorry to say) but under
linux you want to use the r128 drivers.  Also I just downloaded the 
glide driver *for linux* from the 3Dfx ftp site.  Will be installing it
today.  Crossing my fingers...

I don't think the Mach64 will work with the Xpert card (Haven't tried it
though).  And I didn't see an SVGA driver for 4.0 (did I miss it??).

You can look under lib/modules/drivers.  You should see the drivers
available.  For example the r128_driver.o file is referenced in your
config file as r128.  (hope I didn't confuse you with all that).  


Ward William E PHDN wrote:
> Heh, I'm now dreading reinstalling Linux on one of my home machines (it's
> a Win98SE only machine at the moment).  I just got a new ATI XPERT 98 AGP
> (my first home AGP... not all of us are rich... I make up for it by having
> a lot of machines).  I was hoping for a stable, relatively fast, low
> overhead
> card... but in Win98, it's very "un-Scottish" (if you remember the old
> Saturday
> Night Live, say this with a thick Scottish Burl: "If it's not Scottish, it's
> CRAAAAP!").  If found that with my MB/Mem/BIOS/CPU/Video combo, (FIC
> VA-503+,
> 64 MB PC100 SDRAM, latest BIOS rev, AMD K6-2 500, and the aforementioned 8
> MB
> ATI AGP card), if I turn off AGP 2X in the BIOS, it DID help on the
> stability
> a bit... I can now turn on most of the Hardware acceleration and get it
> fairly
> stable... but I bought a 2X card on PURPOSE.  I wanted a stable card for
> Win/Lin
> games that wouldn't eat my wallet for lunch, burp, and demand more money. :\
> Linux installed beautifully under 5.2 on the machine, but that was before I
> completely rebuilt it... only the Sound card, two of the HDs, the Monitor,
> floppy, keyboard, mouse, and the CDROM are the same as I had before... I've
> added a CDRW, new 10/100 PCI nic to replace the 10 ISA nic, deleted a HD
> (the
> partition the old system had as user space... I may still remount that on a
> different machine...), changed out the modem, MB, memory, etc.
> Oh, well...
> BTW, as an aside, anyone know offhand which driver to use with the XPERT 98?
> Is it the Mach64?  Or the SVGA?
> Bill Ward
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Frank Carreiro [mailto:fcarreiro keylabs com]
> Sent: Monday, April 03, 2000 4:20 PM
> To: redhat list
> Cc: recipient.list.not.shown; @nswcphdn.navy.mil
> Subject: Re: xterm problem with ATI Xpert 128 (Rage 128) and Xfree86
> 3.3.6
> Don't know if this will help.  Here are my "recent" experiences with the
> ATI Rage Fury.
> I finally got my @#$%^ ATI Rage Fury working with XFree86 4.0.  The r128
> driver works great (but only in 800x600 @ 256 colors).  Other's
> mentioned you can't run Xconfigurator or XF86Setup (yep, it messes up
> the config file bad!!!   Format has changed).
> The docs talk about running xfree86 -configure (I think that's the
> command).  It "senses" the ATI and wants to load the glide drivers on
> top of it.  Unfortunately I didn't buy the Voodoo3 (a real video card).
> So after a little searching on their site I found the drivers in
> question.  Going to install them tonight. I'm pretty confident it will
> work and (finally) give me the colors/resolution I'm looking for
> Next time I'll just buy the dang Voodoo card or a GEForce...  Less of a
> pain..
> Frank
> | From: Vidiot <brown mrvideo vidiot com>
> | >Summary: in an xterm window, line are sometimes rendered in the wrong
> | >position, but only with ATI Xpert 128 and
> | >XFree86-SVGA-3.3.6-15.i386.rpm.  Help!
> | Strange, I have the following in my XF86Config file:
> |     Driver      "svga"
> |     Device      "NVidia / SGS Thomson|Riva128"
> |       XFree86-3.3.5-3
> |
> | So, I can't explain why you are having trouble.
> This is interesting, but not surprising.  The ATI Rage128 video
> chipset was not supported in XFree86-3.3.5-3.  My problem is only with
> this chipset and 3.3.6.  I mentioned that the same 3.3.6 SVGA server
> that failed on may Rage128 machine worked with my laptop (it uses some
> Trident chipset).
> Thanks for the datapoint,
> Hugh Redelmeier
> hugh mimosa com  voice: +1 416 482-8253
> PS: I've experienced the same problem with an nxterm window, so the
> problem is probably not in xterm itself.
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