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Console Swicthing problem solved

Hello All,

I have reinstalled everything from the start as my 60GB disk had recently 
It has turned out that svgalib v1.9.17 doesn't cause any problem
on my Matrox Millennium G400.
It runs now flawlessly!
I would recommend all to challenge this newer version.
You can get the source from http://www.arava.co.il/matan/svgalib/ .
(Thanks Roger!)

On Redhat, you have to make compiler happy where 'ldconfig' is located.
What I did was ... 'ln -s /sbin/ldconfig /bin/ldconfig'.
There must be another way too.

And also you must load the module like Conrad wrote;
"cd /usr/local/src/svgalib-1.7.19/kernel/svgalib_helper
insmod svaglib_helper.o"

These things could be done by somehow at the system boot.

Kohjin - JR1EDE

At 23:36 03/01/18 +0900, JR1EDE wrote:
>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, W3SZ 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