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Re: [linrad] Radeon Video Card / svgalib information

Hello Roger,

This seems to apply same to Matrox Millennium G400 driver too.
I will try this tomorrow and see what happens on switching console problem.
I understood that you hadn't have any problem at your beginning on your Radeon.

Thanks for the good information.

Kohjin - JR1EDE

At 09:12 03/01/18 -0500, you wrote:
>Hello, Conrad and all!
>I am doing some housekeeping and came across my information on the ATI 
>Radeon 32 MB DDR 4X AGP video card that I use here.  Conrad had trouble 
>getting his Radeon card to work with svgalib-1.4.3 and subsequently went 
>to the newer version of svgalib, I believe 1.9.17.  I have a minor 
>glitch with the Radeon here, and so decided I'd upgrade to the newer 
>version of svgalib.  However, I couldn't get any of the newer versions 
>of svgalib to compile here, and ultimately went back to 1.4.3.  In the 
>process of reinstalling svgalib 1.4.3 from scratch I of course 
>rediscovered what I had to do to get the video card working here with 
>Here it is:
>To get the Radeon video card to work with svgalib 1.4.3 you need to go to:
>and under '1.4.3' near the bottom of the page go to the link where is 
>says "Please use this driver, r128.c, instead of the one in the 
>distribution".  The link goes to:
>http://www.arava.co.il/matan/svgalib/r128.c  which is the file that you 
>need to download.
>but you don't need to know that if you go to the page above and use the 
>link on that page..
>Once you have downloaded the file r128.c, you must go to the directory 
>where you have the source code for svgalib (here it is 
>/usr/local/src/svgalib-1.4.3/src) and replace the r.128  file already 
>there with the r.128 you got from the above site.  Then you must compile 
>it.  When I do this the Radeon works.  When I don't use the new r.128, 
>it does not.
>Hope that helps, and
>Roger Rehr
>2 Merrymount Road
>Reading, PA 19609