[GRLUG] Xorg 7, video card help
timschmidt at gmail.com
Mon Jun 12 04:35:26 EDT 2006
On 6/12/06, Bob Kline <bob.kline at gmail.com> wrote:
> Anyone have any stories involving more current
> ATI display cards? e.g., ATI X works fine?
Haven't failed to get an AGP or PCI card to work here... all makes and models.
I _do_ have a Real3D Starfighter PCI card which refuses to work
properly as a second card. It, however, has a crazy memory
architecture... it's i740 based, which is an AGP-only graphics chip
(it uses system memory via 'AGP texturing' for texture and virtex
data), with a custom PCI<->AGP bridge chip right on the card along
with 8Mb of 'system ram' for textures. So it's essentially a graphics
card with half a northbridge and some SDRAM built right in. The whole
thing was engineered by Lockheed Martin
Anyway... it works great as a primary graphics adapter, but as a
secondary one, only 2Mb of the framebuffer is detected... which makes
it pretty limited.
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