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Re: [linrad] svgalib problems (fwd)
I don't know which video card works best, but I ran into the same problems
as you did when I tried an ATI card with svgalib. I took a gamble and
bought an inexpensive card based on the nVIDIA GeForce 2 and it works well.
I think mine was called a Forsa GeForce 2 MX-400, but any GeForce 2 card
should work the same.
As I think Leif commented recently, svgalib is getting a bit old. That
means that the chipsets listed as supported are mostly obsolete. One
option, of course, would be to hunt for a used video card that is known to
work. Linrad does not demand much performance from the video card, so
there's no point in spending a lot on it.
I have no idea what video cards anyone else is using.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Conrad G0RUZ" <conrad@xxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Sunday, January 05, 2003 10:14 PM
Subject: RE: [linrad] svgalib problems (fwd)
> Hi Peter, in windows in is described as a Rage128, I will have to look to
> see what the actual chip is. It looks as though I have been unlucky in my
> choice of video card. If you have any idea of which cards play best with
> svgalib I would like to know. Rather than spend hours at this I will just
> buy an appropriate card.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-linrad@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:owner-linrad@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Peter Bligh
> Sent: 05 January 2003 19:15
> To: linrad@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Re: [linrad] svgalib problems (fwd)
> SVGA support for the ATI chipsets seems to be a bit variable. I believe
> old Mach 32 part was properly supported, but a comment in
> /etc/vga/libvga.config casts doubt on the Mach 64. The FAQ (
> http://www.svgalib.org/svgalib.user.faq.html ) says that "CT or newer"
> will work.
> I have spent many hours trying to make a Rage II chip work, but have had
> success. That project is now on the back burner. I did try the VESA
> as well as the Rage options (RAGE and R128), but had lots of system
> just as you described. Is your Rage chip marked Rage 128 or something
> Good luck.
> Peter VE3KRK
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "John M. Harrison" <jmh5@xxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <linrad@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Sunday, January 05, 2003 5:36 AM
> Subject: [linrad] svgalib problems (fwd)
> > Hi Conrad,
> > I was able to solve most of my SVGA (went from crashing to
> > working) problems by tweaking:
> > /etc/vga/libvga.config
> > Hope this helps :)
> > john NI1B
> > ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> > Date: Sat, 4 Jan 2003 17:40:10 -0000
> > From: Conrad G0RUZ <conrad@xxxxxxxxx>
> > Reply-To: linrad@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > To: linrad <linrad@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> > Subject: [linrad] svgalib problems
> > I am having problems with svgalib on both of these latest machines
> > (Athlon 850) has an ATI Rage 128 (32Mb)and runs quite happily in Windows
> > 1024 x 768 @ 100 Hz. When I run Linrad I get the S screen ok, I can
> > my mouse acceleration ok but when I select Mode 12 for the screen (1024
> > 768) the machine immediately crashes. Machine 2 which is a P3-450 and
> > ATI Rage Mach 64 chip (8mb), this is an onboard video and I did
> > some problems. I can get to the initial screen which has white
> > bands across it. I can also go into mode A which works but still has
> > bands across it, I also cannot toggle the oscilloscope on/off (and I DO
> > how to do this hi). If anyone has successfully used either of these
> > then I would like to know what you did to configure them to run with
> > correctly. One other strange thing with machine is that when I try mode
> > T the machine crashes.
> > Any ideas?
> > Conrad G0RUZ