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Re: XFree86, ATI Rage Mobility

> > I have a laptop with an ATI Rage Mobility display card. 
> I have a Gateway 9300 with 'ATI Technologies Inc 3D Rage P/M Mobility
> AGP 2x (rev 64)' video card, and I do not observe the issues you
> mention. I run X in 16-bit 1024x768 happily.

Do you use the XF86_SVGA server (which gives me no problems), or the
XF86_Mach64 server, which is supposed to be accelerated or something.

> > I have come to accept that I cannot use the XF86_Mach64 server (I now
> > use XF86_SVGA), and I can only use SVGALib in sort of standard vga
> > mode (chipset ATI - pretty much a vga driver), due to "vertical
> > banding" when trying to use the MACH64 drivers... (does anyone know of
> > improved support in the future, or maybe in XFree 4.0?)
> Which version of XFree86 do you have installed?
> [...]


> > (--) SVGA: There is no mode definition named "512x384"
> > (--) SVGA: Removing mode "512x384" from list of valid modes.
> These are caused by the XF86config file referring to modes that are not
> defined or cannot be used with the current chipset. No need to worry
> about them.

I need lower res's for things like quake... <g>

The thing that bugs me, is that it works fine when XF86Setup tests the
configuration, allows me to take any lower res mode I selected, but as
soon as I try startx as a normal user, the lower res modes become
unavailable... they are defined in the config file.

> > I don't have a clue why. Should I attach my XF86Config file?
> That might help, at least if you send it to me. Then I could tell you if
> there are any *major* differences between your configuration and mine...

I'm sending it to you, thanks.

Hugo van der Merwe

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