[Techtalk] New problem - video

JLucien jlucien at erols.com
Fri Aug 17 17:30:30 EST 2001

At 12:58 PM 8/17/01 -0400, you wrote:
>Well, I solved my first problem - I used dselect to configure the files 
>that needed configuation. Unlike apt-get, it skips packages with 
>dependency problems. Yay!
>Now, I'm back to an old X problem. If you recall, I had a Permedia video 
>card, that I thought might be bad. So I replaced it with an ATI Xpert 128 
>which uses the Rage chipset.
>If I run XFree86 -configure, I get a fatal server error - it says that 
>"XFree86 has found a valid card configuration. Unfortunately the 
>appropriate data has not been added to xf86PciInfo.h" - this seems like 
>that means it's an unsupported card.
>If I run xf86config, the actual card is not in the card database, so I 
>chose a card which uses the same chipset and driver (r128) as the XPert 
>128, the Rage 128.  When I've finished it, and try to start x, I get a 
>fatal error, saying "no screens found."
>According to everything I'd been able to find before I bought the card, 
>this card is supported by XFree86 4.x! So I'm confused here.
>Any suggestions? Thanks in advance!

Having just bought a Rage Fury Pro myself, I feel your pain!

However, check out the Rage 
HowTo:  http://avis.lightband.com/david/rage128-howto.html

Worked like a charm!

Good Luck,

Xenaphobia: The fear of being beaten to a pulp by
a leather-clad, New Zealand woman.

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