Am Samstag, 8. September 2012 schrieb Stephen Powell:
> Hello, list. I've recently installed Debian Wheezy on a "new" (to me)
> computer with an ATI Rage XL video chip. Here is an excerpt from
> the output of "lspci -nn -vv". (Line wraps have been inserted to
> keep well within the customary 80-column limit.)
Is that chip on a graphics card?
Then from a quick glimpse of that thread it might be easier to just
replace it with something a bit more modern.
I think it will also be beneficial for 3D performance. Above card may even
not be quick enough for desktop effects via OpenGL compositing. Even that
mobile Radeon in my ThinkPad T42
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller : ATI Technologies Inc RV350
[Mobility Radeon 9600 M10] [1002:4e50]
which could easily be more modern than this ATI Rage XL in your computer
has problems coping with KDE desktop effects with the open source Radeon
driver (with KMS).
Heck, yes, your card seems to be even older:
This seems to be the first range of 3D graphics cards from ATI ever.
"Rage XL was a low-cost RAGE Pro-based solution. As a low-power solution
with capable 2D-acceleration, the chip was used on many low-end graphics
cards. It was also seen on Intel motherboards, as recently as 2004, and
was still used in 2006 for server motherboards. The Rage XL has been
succeeded by the ATI ES1000 for server use.
The chip was basically a die-shrunk Rage Pro, optimized to be very
inexpensive for solutions where only basic graphics output was necessary."
So even when that chip was still put on boards in this century it was for
server motherboard where you usually do not care about 3D performance. And
it was based on a chip from the last century, the Rage Pro.
I strongly suggest you spare yourself any struggle to get this card to
work with 3D on Linux. The performance is likely to be abysmal compared
even to cards that are five years old. Heck any desktop Radeon card from
this century should be (way) faster.
So do yourself a favor and try to get a used one that matches the bus
connection of your computer. Or stick with 2D.
Unless you really want to know whether it works
Martin 'Helios' Steigerwald - http://www.Lichtvoll.de
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