Subject: Re: ATI Rage128 with -current xsrc? (and wierd X crashes)
To: None <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: John Darrow <John.P.Darrow@wheaton.edu>
Date: 04/04/2000 09:35:34
Rafal Boni <email@example.com> wrote:
>Anyone use an ATI Rage128 with the NetBSD-current xsrc (cvs updated about a
>week ago, if that matters)?
The necessary patch went in 2000-01-13, so your xsrc should be new enough.
> I can't seem to make things work 100% on the
>card, and sometimes I get pretty dramatic failures.
> X comes up fine, but all text is either scramled (it looks like I'm
> using a bar-code font 8-), or is scrambled when highlighted (the
> TWM root menu comes up OK, but when any item is highlighted it turns
> into the same trash as above).
See the faq:
Short answer: use Option "xaa_no_color_exp"
(I tracked this down in pr xsrc/9171. Unfortunately the query-pr stuff
still isn't working since the gnats move.)
>Problem 2: (the scary one)
> I thought this might be a problem with acceleration on the Rage not
> working right, so I attempted to add 'Options "no_accel"' to my X
> config file.
> The result was that X started up, switched VT's and blanked the screen
> and then locked the machine so the only recourse was to pull the plug
> out of the back... (The machine has no reset switch).
Press the power button. It doubles as a reset. If that doesn't work,
try holding in the power button for four seconds or so. That is supposed
to override and force a power cycle, no matter what.
(This is basically the same machine as I've got on my desk, with which I
debugged the rage128 problem in the first place. I never ran into any
lockups, but the performance using "no_accel" was simply intolerably slow.)
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