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Old 03-06-2001, 10:55 AM   #1
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I'm running RedHat version 7.0 and I'm trying to get my ATI All in Wonder 128 up and running but I'm running into a few problems. I've found some helpful documentation on the web; however, there are two issues that I can't figure out.

#1 - There are two directories with XF86Config files, as you probably know. They are:

'/etc/X11' and '/usr/X11R6/lib/X11'

When I try to start x (startx), I get an error message and in the log it says that it's using the '/etc/X11/XF86Config-4' (?) file, which was configured by xf86config. There seems to be a lot of redundant files here.

My question is: How do I tell the x server which of these files to use? Is there another config file for this somewhere?

And secondly, how do I tell x which x server to use? In other words, I believe right now it's using '/usr/X11R6/bin/XF86_SVGA' and I need it to use '/usr/X11R6/bin/XF86_Mach64'. The README.Config file tells me to do this but doesn't tell me HOW!

Anyone help would be much appreciated! Thanks.
Old 03-06-2001, 06:30 PM   #2
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Here are some things to think about

As I understand it "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11" is the old directory (and no longer used). I assume its still there for compatibility reasons. All the files you should be interested in should be in "/etc/X11". The config file you mentioned (/etc/X11/XF86Config-4) is the config file for the new version of X (XFree86 4.X). There is probably a XF86Config file (the config file for XFree86 3.X) in the same directory.

Now... I would suggest running Xconfigurator (as root) to configure your card. This is sort of the RedHat recommended way (and worked well for me). Your card is fairly new and SHOULD be detected automatically Let me know how this goes.


PS - I don't think XFree86 4.X uses different X servers anymore. I could be wrong. Check to make sure what version of X you have installed (4.X.X versus 3.X.X).
Old 03-07-2001, 11:02 AM   #3
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Thahks Rimmerm actually I used the "setrage" program which was wonderful. After a week of working with this video card, I finally got it up and running.

Problem was, I have a Rage 128 card, not the Rage 128 Pro, but the chipset itself is Rage 128 Pro. I had tired configuring it for the pro before, but as it turns out, you need the "Chipset" line in the config file for it to work.

I'm only about a week 1/2 new to Linux so figuring this out helped me learn a lot about some of the commands, unzipping, compiling, and installing third party programs, the file system, and using the vi editor.

Thanks for taking the time to help, I appreciate it!


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