radeon 8500, ydl2.3, XFree 4.2.0

Bill Fink billfink at mindspring.com
Sat Aug 3 13:17:15 EST 2002

On Fri, 2 Aug 2002, R Shapiro wrote:

> Is there any way to get X going with a Radeon 8500 agp card? Ideally
> accelerated, but fbdev would be acceptable as long as the colors etc
> are reasonable (which they aren't using either the radeon or the fbdev
> driver in XFree4.2.0-6.30e).
> I'm running the standard YDL2.3 kernel (2.4.19-4a) and
> XFree4.2.0-6.30e. The Radeon card is being used to drive an Apple
> lcd17 through a DVIator.
> Related question: what's the right 'video=' kernel arg for this
> configuration? I haven't found one that works, but I can get console
> video going by blind-typing 'fbset -a 1280x1024-60'

Have you tried putting the fbset in the /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit or rc.local,
possibly in a loop for each vt with a chvt before the fbset?  At least
it would be better than typing blind if it works.


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