Subject: Re: ATI Rage 128 GL
To: None <port-i386@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Kent Polk <>
List: port-i386
Date: 09/12/2000 22:53:50
On 12 Sep 2000 13:05:01 -0500, Pållen wrote:
>that last GL seems to make problems with xf86 3.3.6. Text output is
>garbled, everything else seems to work.

I tried out an ATI XPERT 2000 - Rage 128VR, 32MB ram, AGP

scanpci reports:
pci bus 0x1 cardnum 0x00 function 0x0000: vendor 0x1002 device 0x5246
 ATI Rage 128 RF

SuperProbe Version 2.21 (12 October 1999)
BIOS Base address = 0xC0000
First video: Super-VGA
        Chipset: ATI (chipset unknown) (Port Probed)
                Signature data: 3f3f0000 (please report)
        Memory:  0 Kbytes
        RAMDAC:  Generic 8-bit pseudo-color DAC
                 (with 6-bit wide lookup tables (or in 6-bit mode))

This card exhibited the dreaded 'text corruption problem':

I added the patch and rebuilt. The text problem was fixed, but when
windows or text are moved on the screen, columns of various-length
horizontal lines 'snow' the screen and the top line of the display
is sometimes overwritten with console text.

I sent in an xfree86 bug report about it but haven't seen anything
come of it.