Re: Help with X using ATI pci card?
On Wed, 13 Aug 2003, W. Crowshaw wrote:
> Thanks for your response. See my responsed below.
> On Tue, Aug 12, 2003 at 06:28:46PM +0200, Michel Dänzer wrote:
> > On Mon, 2003-08-11 at 23:17, William Crowshaw wrote:
> > > 4) the ATI card I believe is a NexusGA, because it
> > > matches specs on the ATI website. But the chip
> > > on it says "ATI Rage 128 3D AGP".
> > Where exactly does it say that? All the other info you provide indicates
> > that it's a Mach64 chip in fact.
> There's a large chip on the board that says:
> "3D Rage Pro AGP 2x
> The Product number on back of the board says:
> P/N 1024262022 ... the rest doesn't seem to matter
> as far as ATI product identification is concerned.
> The board itself says it was made in 1997.
> Now, since the chip said "3D Rage Pro AGP 2x" I
> assumed it was a rage pro card. But I couldn't
Yes, it's a 3D RAGE Pro.
> find a card matching my P/N at the ATI site that was
> built for macs. (It was pulled from a PowerMac
> 9600). The best I could find was one called a
> NexusGA made around that time. It could, though, be
> a Xclaim3D. Additionally, my card does have a
It could be a Xclaim3D. AFAIK these were built with either a 3D RAGE II+ (like
mine) or a 3D RAGE Pro.
> smaller chip that says "Nexus GA 42601" on it.
That's probably the firmware ROM. So it contains `Nexus GA' firmware, and is
probably a Nexus GA ;-)
BTW, what connectors are there on the card? My Xclaim3D has a 15-pin VGA
connector and a Mac monitor connector.
> But then the kernel seem to recognize it
> as a Mach64 card. X however recognizes it as both a
> ATI 3D Rage Pro and a Mach64, witness the X log:
Mach64 is the name for all ATI 64-bit graphics accelerators. It covers the
- GX: earliest version, external clockchip and RAMDAC
- CT: integrated clockchip and RAMDAC
- VT: video extensions
- GT: 3D extensions (i.e. 3D RAGE)
o GT-B: 3D RAGE II and II+
o GT-C: 3D RAGE Pro
- LT: for laptops
> However, r128 X driver does not work on this card
> and reports "No devices detected".
Indeed, RAGE 128 is the next generation of ATI, using a 128-bit architecture.
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