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X-Configuration Problem

By mmcdade ·
I'm having a problem with my X-configuration. After the "Test this configuration" failed, I reinstalled Linux w/o X-configuration and manually ran Xconfigurator in root. Linux seemed to pick up my card (Rage 128):

"PCI Entry: ATI: Rage128 SM
X Server: XF86_SVGA
XFree4 driver: r128 (default)"

I then selected my video card memory: 32MB, which Linux defaulted to (I also tried all the variations less than 32MB, after that failed). I chose my monitor and resolution (it was in the list: "AOC Spectrum 7Vlr/ 1024x768"). Finally, Linux ran its test and let me know that there was a problem with my X-Configuration. I went back and tried a bunch of different memory selections & screen resolutions -- same X-Configuration error message. So...I went back to the command prompt and ran SuperProbe. Interestingly, this is the report I recieved:

"First Video: Super-VGA
Chipset: ATI (chipset unknown) (Port Probed)
Signature data: 3f3f0000 (please report)
Memory: 0 Kbytes
RAMDAC: Generic 8-bit pseudeo-color DAC
(with 6-bit wide lookup tables (or in 6-bit mode))"

Any suggestions?

Thanks!

- Mark

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by Lazer In reply to X-Configuration Problem

Try changing "r128" to mach64, which is the most stable of ATI's Linux drivers.

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by mmcdade In reply to X-Configuration Problem

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by mmcdade In reply to X-Configuration Problem

I'm not embarrassed to say it -- I'm a "newbie" at Linux (Red Hat 7.1). How would I approach trying your suggestion?

I've looked everywhere, and all of the Red Hat site, and have received a lot of suggestions via other sources, but no luck. Others are having the same problem.

- Mark

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by Mandar In reply to X-Configuration Problem

I don't know whether there is a problem with a card or x-configurator itself but, when I faced such a situations with SIS card I had tried selecting the compatible card(of course from SIS only) by R&D. You can also try it with the same procedure. All the best...hope this will solve your problem

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by mmcdade In reply to X-Configuration Problem

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