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Old 06-16-2013, 08:01 PM   #1
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xf86-video-r128 driver


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?
 
Old 06-16-2013, 10:32 PM   #2
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Are you sure the r128 driver is not installed by default? It would be very odd if it's not...

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Old 06-17-2013, 11:24 AM   #3
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OK, I can confirm that the r128 driver is installed by default in opensuse 12.1... So, sirius57, what exactly is the problem you are having?

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Old 06-17-2013, 02:03 PM   #4
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I have every confidence AdamK75's right but, to confirm that for yourself...
Code:
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
Code:
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.

PS.
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.

Last edited by MultiSith; 06-17-2013 at 02:06 PM.
 
Old 07-14-2013, 04:57 PM   #5
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Hello and sorry for the lag time in replying.

A lsmod | grep r128 shows:

linux-fk7x:~ # lsmod | grep r128
r128 44668 2
drm 208191 3 r128

linux-fk7x:~ # find /usr/src -iname r128
linux-fk7x:~ #



Do I need to load the kernel module or make one?
 
Old 07-14-2013, 05:01 PM   #6
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The output you provided is what is expected. Again, what is the problem you are having?

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Old 07-15-2013, 08:32 PM   #7
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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?
 
Old 07-15-2013, 08:52 PM   #8
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I believe the r128 driver is no longer developed or supported these days. What is the output of 'glxinfo'?


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Old 07-22-2013, 09:03 PM   #9
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Here is my pasted output:

glxinfo
name of display: :0
display: :0 screen: 0
direct rendering: Yes
server glx vendor string: SGI
server glx version string: 1.2
server glx extensions:
GLX_ARB_multisample, GLX_EXT_import_context, GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap,
GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_OML_swap_method,
GLX_SGI_swap_control, GLX_SGIS_multisample, GLX_SGIX_fbconfig,
GLX_SGIX_pbuffer, GLX_SGIX_visual_select_group
client glx vendor string: Mesa Project and SGI
client glx version string: 1.4
client glx extensions:
GLX_ARB_get_proc_address, GLX_ARB_multisample, GLX_EXT_import_context,
GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_EXT_framebuffer_sRGB,
GLX_MESA_copy_sub_buffer, GLX_MESA_multithread_makecurrent,
GLX_MESA_swap_control, GLX_OML_swap_method, GLX_OML_sync_control,
GLX_SGI_make_current_read, GLX_SGI_swap_control, GLX_SGI_video_sync,
GLX_SGIS_multisample, GLX_SGIX_fbconfig, GLX_SGIX_pbuffer,
GLX_SGIX_visual_select_group, GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap,
GLX_INTEL_swap_event
GLX extensions:
GLX_ARB_get_proc_address, GLX_ARB_multisample, GLX_EXT_import_context,
GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating,
GLX_MESA_multithread_makecurrent, GLX_MESA_swap_control,
GLX_OML_swap_method, GLX_SGI_swap_control, GLX_SGI_video_sync,
GLX_SGIS_multisample, GLX_SGIX_fbconfig, GLX_SGIX_pbuffer,
GLX_SGIX_visual_select_group
OpenGL vendor string: VA Linux Systems, Inc.
OpenGL renderer string: Mesa DRI Rage 128 AGP 1x x86/MMX/SSE2
OpenGL version string: 1.2 Mesa 7.11
OpenGL extensions:
GL_ARB_multisample, GL_EXT_abgr, GL_EXT_bgra, GL_EXT_blend_color,
GL_EXT_blend_logic_op, GL_EXT_blend_minmax, GL_EXT_blend_subtract,
GL_EXT_copy_texture, GL_EXT_polygon_offset, GL_EXT_subtexture,
GL_EXT_texture_object, GL_EXT_vertex_array, GL_EXT_compiled_vertex_array,
GL_EXT_texture, GL_EXT_texture3D, GL_IBM_rasterpos_clip,
GL_EXT_draw_range_elements, GL_EXT_packed_pixels, GL_EXT_rescale_normal,
GL_EXT_separate_specular_color, GL_EXT_texture_edge_clamp,
GL_SGIS_generate_mipmap, GL_SGIS_texture_edge_clamp, GL_SGIS_texture_lod,
GL_ARB_multitexture, GL_IBM_multimode_draw_arrays,
GL_IBM_texture_mirrored_repeat, GL_ARB_texture_env_add,
GL_ARB_transpose_matrix, GL_EXT_fog_coord, GL_EXT_multi_draw_arrays,
GL_EXT_secondary_color, GL_EXT_texture_env_add, GL_NV_blend_square,
GL_NV_light_max_exponent, GL_NV_texgen_reflection,
GL_SUN_multi_draw_arrays, GL_ARB_texture_compression, GL_MESA_window_pos,
GL_ARB_texture_mirrored_repeat, GL_ARB_window_pos, GL_APPLE_packed_pixels,
GL_ARB_draw_buffers, GL_ATI_draw_buffers, GL_EXT_stencil_wrap,
GL_MESA_ycbcr_texture, GL_ARB_vertex_buffer_object, GL_OES_read_format,
GL_ARB_copy_buffer, GL_ARB_robustness
glu version: 1.3
glu extensions:
GLU_EXT_nurbs_tessellator, GLU_EXT_object_space_tess

visual x bf lv rg d st colorbuffer ax dp st accumbuffer ms cav
id dep cl sp sz l ci b ro r g b a bf th cl r g b a ns b eat
----------------------------------------------------------------------
0x21 24 tc 0 24 0 r y . 8 8 8 0 0 24 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 None
0x22 24 dc 0 24 0 r y . 8 8 8 0 0 24 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 None
0x54 24 tc 0 24 0 r . . 8 8 8 0 0 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 None
0x55 24 tc 0 24 0 r . . 8 8 8 0 0 24 0 16 16 16 0 0 0 Slow
0x56 24 tc 0 24 0 r y . 8 8 8 0 0 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 None
0x57 24 tc 0 24 0 r y . 8 8 8 0 0 24 0 16 16 16 0 0 0 Slow
0x58 24 tc 0 24 0 r . . 8 8 8 0 0 24 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 None
0x59 24 tc 0 24 0 r . . 8 8 8 0 0 24 8 16 16 16 0 0 0 Slow
0x5a 24 tc 0 24 0 r y . 8 8 8 0 0 24 8 16 16 16 0 0 0 Slow
0x5b 24 dc 0 24 0 r . . 8 8 8 0 0 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 None
0x5c 24 dc 0 24 0 r . . 8 8 8 0 0 24 0 16 16 16 0 0 0 Slow
0x5d 24 dc 0 24 0 r y . 8 8 8 0 0 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 None
0x5e 24 dc 0 24 0 r y . 8 8 8 0 0 24 0 16 16 16 0 0 0 Slow
0x5f 24 dc 0 24 0 r . . 8 8 8 0 0 24 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 None
0x60 24 dc 0 24 0 r . . 8 8 8 0 0 24 8 16 16 16 0 0 0 Slow
0x61 24 dc 0 24 0 r y . 8 8 8 0 0 24 8 16 16 16 0 0 0 Slow
0x43 32 tc 1 0 0 c . . 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 None
 
Old 07-23-2013, 09:29 AM   #10
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That output is also what's expected. You have 2D and 3D acceleration on a very very very old video card. If you want better performance, you'll need to upgrade the card.
 
Old 07-24-2013, 09:13 PM   #11
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If I choose to upgrade, since it is a dell box, would I need a special low profile card? I also believe the card slot is an agp 4x. Can I stick with a newer ati card and keep the current video driver?
 
  


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