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[linrad] Linrad on Dell laptops

>I have had no luck in getting linrad running on my Dell Inspiron 
>8000 laptop. There is no screen display at all. The chip set used is 
>the ATI Mobility M4.  which is  is *based* on the Rage Mobility 128. 
>svgalib is said to support the r128 but what Dell uses is distinctly 
>different.  The ATI's website

>....shows that the M4 "improves on it's predecessor, the Rage 
>Mobility 128".  Whatever "improvements" they made makes it different 
>enough that svgalib apparently does not support it.

As I bought the laptop for the express purpose of running linrad this 
is a serious blow. I will try to find an answer in the svgalib 
developer community but wanted to post this to alert others and at 
the same time to ask if any Dell -linrad users have come up with a