XFree and ATI-Mach-64 cards
can't get XFree running on an ATI-Mach-64 card. I don't know for sure
what kind of Mach64 card it is, but it's got 2MB VRAM. When I start
XF86_Mach64, I get junk on the screen: most of the pixels are white,
but there are thin vertical stripes (a couple of inches high/long) of
black. Also some patches of the screen are green or yellow. Nothing
changes on screen when I move the mouse or change resolutions.
I suspect that the aperture is the problem; the docs (of XF) say that
the aperture has to be set. For this, I seem to need to include a
MemBase line in the Device section. But I don't know what to put
there: The INSTALL.EXE that comes with the card tells me the aperture
is ``4M @ 4000M'' (quoting verbatim) whereas the M64DIAG.EXE tells me
the aperture is ``8MB @ 4000MB''. The printed docs say (trying to
translate from German)
Video memory address
* A000 - BFFF plus the address of the memory aperture that has
been activated using the installation program
What do I have to put in the MemBase line?
(The printed docs also claim that I can ``INSTALL APMAP'' which lets
me change the aperture but sadly that doesn't work.)
Thanks a lot in advance,
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