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RE: [linrad] svgalib problems (fwd)



-----Original Message-----
From: owner-linrad@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:owner-linrad@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Peter Bligh
Sent: 05 January 2003 19:15
To: linrad@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: Re: [linrad] svgalib problems (fwd)


SVGA support for the ATI chipsets seems to be a bit variable.  I believe the
old Mach 32 part was properly supported, but a comment in
/etc/vga/libvga.config casts doubt on the Mach 64.  The FAQ (
http://www.svgalib.org/svgalib.user.faq.html ) says that "CT or newer" parts
will work.

I have spent many hours trying to make a Rage II chip work, but have had no
success.  That project is now on the back burner. I did try the VESA setting
as well as the Rage options (RAGE and R128), but had lots of system crashes
just as you described.  Is your Rage chip marked Rage 128 or something

Good luck.

Peter VE3KRK

----- Original Message -----
From: "John M. Harrison" <jmh5@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: <linrad@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, January 05, 2003 5:36 AM
Subject: [linrad] svgalib problems (fwd)

> Hi Conrad,
>    I was able to solve most of my SVGA (went from crashing to
> working) problems by tweaking:
>    /etc/vga/libvga.config
>    Hope this helps :)
>    john NI1B
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> Date: Sat, 4 Jan 2003 17:40:10 -0000
> From: Conrad G0RUZ <conrad@xxxxxxxxx>
> Reply-To: linrad@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> To: linrad <linrad@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: [linrad] svgalib problems
> I am having problems with svgalib on both of these latest machines Machine
> (Athlon 850) has an ATI Rage 128 (32Mb)and runs quite happily in Windows
> 1024 x 768 @ 100 Hz. When I run Linrad I get the S screen ok, I can select
> my mouse acceleration ok but when I select Mode 12 for the screen (1024 x
> 768) the machine immediately crashes. Machine 2 which is a P3-450 and has
> ATI Rage Mach 64 chip (8mb), this is an onboard video and I did anticipate
> some problems. I can get to the initial screen which has white horizontal
> bands across it. I can also go into mode A which works but still has these
> bands across it, I also cannot toggle the oscilloscope on/off (and I DO
> how to do this hi). If anyone has successfully used either of these cards
> then I would like to know what you did to configure them to run with
> correctly. One other strange thing with machine is that when I try mode S
> T the machine crashes.
> Any ideas?
> Conrad G0RUZ