ATI rage xl.init

Gregg C Levine hansolofalcon at
Mon Apr 12 20:08:00 CEST 2004

Hello from Gregg C Levine
It happens that I can use the frame buffer functions on my ATI Rage
128 without much of a hassle. In fact that's the native mode of the
video card. (And this is on a native BIOS, not the subject of the

Without breaking your NDA, could you enlighten the group regarding how
you are going about the enabling of this ATI card? And where did you
find the details for the frame buffer modes for this ATI video card?
Were they provided that way? If so, then I don't need to know.  
Gregg C Levine hansolofalcon at
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: linuxbios-admin at [mailto:linuxbios-
> admin at] On Behalf Of Eric W. Biederman
> Sent: Monday, April 12, 2004 8:29 PM
> To: YhLu
> Cc: ron minnich; Stefan Reinauer; Takeshi Sone;
linuxbios at
> Subject: Re: ATI rage xl.init
> YhLu <YhLu at> writes:
> > Stefan,
> >
> > I move the kernel patch that init rage xl for fb into LinuxBIOS.
You can
> > disable the patch in Kernel and still can use rage xl for fb.
> Cool.  I have been meaning to try that for a long time I just have
> not been able to find the time.
> Unless we see some serious problems this looks like a good model for
> how to handle onboard graphics chips.
> Eric
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