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AW: [linrad] SVGALIB 1.9.18 Compiled but does not start

Hello Leif,

> > how could I forget that ... SVGALIB 1.9.18 running now !!!!
> > - finds my RAGE ATI card, but offers NO setting. VESA does not
> > work at all.
> > But the system does not crash anymore.
> What about vgatest? Does it not offer anything either?

I made the test with VGATEST. Either VGATEST or LINRAD offer not any
settings to chose. It says RAGE ID 35 detected. I forced to VESA Mode, but
this this only made the graphics card to desynch at all. Good enough I do
not have to reboot anymore; [esc] makes it return to text mode after vgatest
is closed. I forced to VGA mode, I get offered some choices, but all crash.

> > This is still SuSE 8.2. I will install SuSE 9.1 next week. Until
> > then I will stop my activities here.
> I can not imagine that will help, I think it would be better to
> stay in SuSE 8.2.

I have a second machine (300MHz PII) for Linux running with SuSE8.2 and with
the same RAGE card with the SAME problem. So I can check on both (9.1 and

> In case vgatest gives some modes, maybe it would be better to
> modify Linrad to be able to use one of them. (64K or 16M colours)
> Perhaps it is time to write to Matan Ziv-Av [matan@xxxxxxxxxxx]
> and ask him if he knows what the problem is - and what he thinks
> would be the proper cure.
Good idea !

Tnx Christoph DF9CY