[TriLUG] X Problems
Vestal, Roy L.
Tue, 2 Jul 2002 09:14:50 -0400
X4 doesn't work well with ATI Rage cards. No one has been writing drivers to
run DRI correctly on the Rage series. I'd recommend removing X4 and
installing X3.3.6. I had this problem to with my ATI Rage Pro 2MB. Finally,
I just bought an Nvidia GE-Force2 MX 200 and X4 loves it.
From: rob wildermann [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Sunday, June 30, 2002 11:39 AM
Subject: [TriLUG] X Problems
I have been fighting for several weeks with a
frustrating x problem and would appreciate any advice
on this I can get -- be it tips, suggestions, or
decent FMs to R.
Background -- I am a more or less complete noob trying
to get Gentoo running on my system. I have an ATI 3d
Rage Pro (8MB) and an ADI LM-1764 monitor (Micron
branded, 5+ years old). I am using XFree86 version
X is coming up with the top third of the screen
wiggling more or less constantly, about every five or
six seconds the whole thing goes blank, then the
I assume it's not hardware because this combo works
fine in Mandrake 8.1 in another partition. (Although
the XF86Config file doesn't work when pulled over--
3.3.6 vs. 4.2 differences?)
I have tried the more common, brain-free methods of
writing XF86Config, including XFree86 -configure and xf86config, both
produce the same results. I've tried tweaking the h sync and v refresh
values, always staying well within my monitor specs, with no success.
I've read a number of sets of documentation. They
either assume that XFree86 -configure will always work
and move on, or they bog down in extreme levels of
detail without much in the middle. (I haven't read all
the xfree86.org documentation, it's in this
frustrating "click for the next paragraph and the next paragraph only"
format that gets tedious. If anyone can find a pdf, please let me know.)
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