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Re: Some annoying problems with ATi Radeon 7200!

On Mon, 2002-11-04 at 20:38, Manuel Bilderbeek wrote:
> I'm running testing (always upgraded to the newest packages). I have an 
> Athlon XP 1600+ with VIA K7T266 Pro 2 mainboard and an ATI Radeon SDR 
> 32MB AGP videocard (I think that is now called the Radeon 7200).
> I'm running X at 1600x1200x32@85Hz. My XFree86-4 is config'ed with 
> debconf (except that I removed the Use FBdev stuff that is put there by 
> default).

I don't think it is unless you told it to.

> This is regarding 3D. The 3D acceleration seems to work fine, but there 
> are minor problems:



should be interesting for this. The driver performs much better now, and
while there are still some problems, most of them can be avoided by
setting certain environment variables.

> Problem 3:
> ==========
> This is not really a problem, but I'd like to report it anyway. As I 
> said above, I had to remove the UseFBDev option from my 
> /etc/X11/XF86Config-4. I also tried to keep it in and load the radeonfb 
> module, but that gave some problems:
> - the colors where all wrong in X

What depth? radeonfb used to be broken in depth 16.

> - in textmode the 'image' was shifted to the left, off the monitor's 
> screen (without the fb it fits nicely)

You can change the mode with fbset.

> - I tried Return to Castle Wolfenstein, but the switch to full screen 
> went wrong and the intro demo started to play on my X desktop background 
> (on a lower resolution)....

No idea about this one, weird.

> So, I hope I have described my problems clearly enough. I think I'd 
> better not put my config- and log files here, but in case you need them 
> to help me: please ask me! I will send you anything you need. :-)

Could you put them up somewhere on the web?

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

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