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I am looking for the xf86-video-r128 driver for the ati rage 128 video card for opensuse 12.1 32 bit. There is a one-click install here: http://software.opensuse.org/package/xf86-video-r128
however, the 12.1 link is not active. Would the 12.2 or factory link be ok? If not, where can I get the source or rpm for my distro? In yast, the best that I find is fglrx_legacy_xpic_susse12.1. I think that is for radeon cards only. Is the evergreen repository available for 12.1?
I have every confidence AdamK75's right but, to confirm that for yourself...
lsmod | grep r128
You should see it there. The module itself should have been installed with your kernel (and, if installed, the driver source with your kernel source). Most distributions would load and configure it during installation.
If you don't see the module loaded but you did install kernel source, try
find /usr/src -iname r128
...that would show you that it is on your computer. If you don't see it, install your kernel's source from official repositories.
Maybe some context would help us figure out what you're trying to do... if your video isn't working correctly, you may just need to edit your X config file to use r128 instead of the default. Tell us more about the situation?
Re: 12.1 vs 12.2
Using a newer module with an older kernel has not worked in my experience. If it comes to that, I recommend installing r128 by upgrading your kernel to a newer version.
You might find http://users.suse.com/~agruen/kernel-doc/ an interesting read--I did. It also has some handy URLs at the bottom. I'm not familiar with opensuse but I guess that's how they handle drivers.
The problem is that the system is slow. I was running opensuse 12.1 32bit os with kde and had to switch to lxde desktop to give it more zip. Quake and open arena are very slow in graphics display. It seemed to me that the box was using a 2d driver, not a 3d driver. The box is a dell optiplex pentium 4 with 1 gig of ram. Is there any thing else I can do to optimize performance?