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Old 07-12-2006, 02:13 PM   #1
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ATI 3D Rage Pro Video Card

I'm a relative newbie to Linux, and have installed Suse 10.0 on an old Gateway machine (P3, 450Mhz), so that I can get really comfortable with it.

Sax2 reports that it has an ATI Rage Pro AGP 1X/2X Video Card installed. Everything works fine, except that 3D graphic acceleration is greyed out, and if I try to run any simple games that need 3D graphics (e.g KhunPhan) I get an error message, saying that 3D graphic support is not configured.

I have looked at the ATI website, and at various threads in different forums, but have just got more and more confused!

Could someone help me? I really need a novices guide to how to deal with this problem!

Thanks in advance.
Old 07-12-2006, 03:51 PM   #2
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I think that card is too old to get drivers from ati for 3d support for it. What you need to do is see if dri will work for it. I think the page is
Old 07-14-2006, 06:48 AM   #3
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Thanks, Azriel

I have looked at the DRI website (it's moved to It's a bit mind-boggling for a newbie like me! I just don't know where to begin with "building the kernel".

Anyway, I'm gradually extracting some information from my machine about what exactly is installed and where, and I hope to post this soon, in the hope that I can get some more help.

Thanks again
Old 07-14-2006, 08:50 AM   #4
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More Information

In the hope that someone can help me get this card working, here is some more information. My apologies for posting all this information, but I thought it might help.

The relevant output from Yast>Hardware Info.:

15: udi = '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/pci_1002_4742'
info.udi = '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/pci_1002_4742'
linux.subsystem = 'pci'
linux.hotplug_type = 1 (0x1)
pci.subsys_product = 'Rage Pro Turbo AGP 2X'
pci.subsys_vendor = 'ATI Technologies Inc'
info.product = '3D Rage Pro AGP 1X/2X'
pci.product = '3D Rage Pro AGP 1X/2X'
info.vendor = 'ATI Technologies Inc'
pci.vendor = 'ATI Technologies Inc'
pci.device_protocol = 0 (0x0)
pci.device_subclass = 0 (0x0)
pci.device_class = 3 (0x3)
pci.subsys_vendor_id = 4098 (0x1002)
pci.subsys_product_id = 132 (0x84)
pci.vendor_id = 4098 (0x1002)
pci.product_id = 18242 (0x4742)
pci.linux.sysfs_path = '/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:01.0/0000:01:00.0'
info.parent = '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/pci_8086_7191'
info.bus = 'pci'
linux.sysfs_path_device = '/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:01.0/0000:01:00.0'
linux.sysfs_path = '/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:01.0/0000:01:00.0'

Contents of etc/x11/XF86Config

Section "Device"
BoardName "3D Rage Pro AGP 1X/2X"
BusID "1:0:0"
Driver "ati"
Identifier "Device[0]"
Screen 0
VendorName "ATI"

Contents of usr/X11R6/lib/modules.dri:, i915, mga, r128, r200, radeon, sis, tdfx, unichrome, via

Contents of usr/X11R6/module/drivers
pm_drv.o, ati, atimisc, chips, cirrus, cirrus_laguna.o, cirrus_alpine.o, cyrix, dummy, fbdev,glint, i128, i740, i810, imstt, linux(folder), mga, neomagic, nsc, nv, nvidia, r128, radeon, endition, rival128, s3, s3virge, savage, siliconmotion, sis, tdfx, tga, trident, tseng, vesa, vga, via, vmware

I have tried following the troubleshooting guide from the DRI website, with the following results:

If I type "dmesg | grep agp" I get:

Linux agpgart interface v0.101 (c) Dave Jones
agpgart: Detected an Intel 440BX Chipset.
agpgart: AGP aperture is 64M @ 0xf8000000

If I type "dmesg |grep drm" I get nothing.



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