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Old 02-12-2003, 02:35 PM   #1
kystandardbred
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Red face ATI 3D Rage Pro Video Card


I'm obviously a newbie to the linux world, but an old pro at windows. I'm setting up some old IBM 300 GL's With Red Hat 8.0, they have an onboard Cirrus Logic Video, and since those didn't last long, they have an expansion card that is an ATI 3D Rage Pro.
Now here's my problem:
Linux won't set up in a GUI, I have to use text mode only, thats fine with me, everything installs fine, I reboot after installation and the video is not recognized, I get the ol' 104 error.

I'm lost and have tried anything and everything that I could think of.

Help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This really sux
I've got approx. 150 of these pc's to set up this this!
 
Old 02-12-2003, 02:49 PM   #2
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I don't know RH 8 & it's setup-routines, but the
card is definitely supported in XFree, both 3.3.x
and 4.x ...

Quote:
I reboot after installation and the video is not recognized, I get the ol' 104 error.
since you get a 104-error message I assume that
it does give you a console ... from there, rather than
using RH tools, try running
Code:
XFree86 -configure
If it works, try running that setup (it tells you how
on stdout) ... if it doesn't, post the errors.

Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 02-13-2003, 11:30 PM   #3
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what processors?

What sort of CPUs are in these computers?

The reason I ask is because I had a system with the same type of ATI videocard, a socket 7 AMD K6-2+ 450 cpu, and I could not get Red Hat to install for the life of me. I'd sometimes have the thing crash during the installation, or sometimes it would finish, and sometimes the testing of X system would work and sometimes not.

Someone told me that Red Hat tends to work better on Intel hardware. Don't know how much truth there is to this, but Red Hat did not work with my hardware at all, so I switched to Mandrake, and have had no problems.

Last edited by King V; 02-13-2003 at 11:31 PM.
 
Old 02-14-2003, 07:46 AM   #4
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these are all pentium pro's and pentium II's. I have a copy of slack ware too, but I can't get it to install either. I was going to download a copy of Mandrake but it was going to be 26 hours per disk on DSL and I only work an 8 hour day, unfortunately our comuters have to be turned off when we leave or I'd let it download overnight, I just really can't wait for a week to download a copy that might not even work.
 
Old 02-14-2003, 04:22 PM   #5
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Hm, don't know what to say then . . . are you absolutely sure of the videocard's chipset? I know ATI has sometimes had some mildly confusing names for its videocard and/or chipsets, and this made it sometimes difficult to figure out exactly what you have.

Wish I could be of more help. The only other thing I can think of is, if you're using one of the XFree versions (3.3.x or 4.x), try switching to the other one and see if that clears things up. That's really a guess more than anything though....
 
  


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