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Re: last (post-install XFree86) question ...

On Fre, 2002-08-30 at 02:09, vinai wrote:
> Thanks to Carlos and Chris, I got through most of my install of Debian
> 3.0 ...  I think I have everything working, except for X.
> I have a Mach64 card, and am running a 2.4.18 kernel.  Regardless of
> the options I specify to the kernel at boot time, or to the program that
> configures X, I cannot get an accelerated environment.  The kernel will
> boot ONLY with the "No video driver" box checked.  If I try to pass
> "video=atyfb" or "video=fbdev", the kernel halts after the arch: exit
> line.
> The output of lspci gives:
> 00:0e.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc 3D Rage Pro (rev 5c) (prog-if 00 [
> VGA])


> Any pointers as to how I can get my kernel to play nice with my video
> card so I can have accelerated X ?

You don't need a special framebuffer device for that. The X driver for
your chip (or rather its maintainer) refuses to use a framebuffer device

Earthling Michel Dänzer (MrCooper)/ Debian GNU/Linux (powerpc) developer
XFree86 and DRI project member   /  CS student, Free Software enthusiast

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