Ati Rage 128

Slobodan D. Sredojevic sredojevics at
Sat Mar 17 17:36:05 PDT 2007

Hi all,

I'll try to give some feedback on Ati Rage 128 graphic card:

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Rage 128 PF/PRO AGP

- One regression:

I have noticed when using kernels from 2.6.16 to 2.6.20 with
xorg-x11-7.1and mesa
6.5 to mesa 6.5.1 , with this kernel setup:
CONFIG_AGP_INTEL=y , CONFIG_DRM=y, CONFIG_DRM_R128=y , I used to get about
460 fps in glxgears.
With xorg-x11-7.2 and mesa-6.5.2 with git-sources-2.6.21-rc3 kernel I get
about 320fps. Can someone else confirm?

- Suspend to RAM and resume when DRI is enabled:

I have read at it is not
implemented, yet. Is anyone working on this? My home desktop machine resume
fine after suspend to ram only if DRI is disabled in /etc/X11/xorg.conf
using s2ram utility with "s2ram -f -a 1 -s" combination. Should I file a bug
report for this at and link it to meta bug?

- Freezes

If I build r128 as kernel module or use "DRM Kernel Modules for X11" Gentoo
package (x11-drm) I got freezes - that means after I start glxgears it
freezes, I can still hear the music that is playing in the background but
keyboard and mouse are dead. After hard reboot I see some messages in log
and I think this is the same as in report and #1 comment.
If I include it (r128) into the kernel, DRI works. Can confirm for
2.6.19and later.
This affects Fedora Linux Core 6 and Ubuntu 6.10 and also their most recent
test versions ( FC7test2 and Feisty Herd 5) either during LiveCD boot or
after installation (in which vesa driver was used).

- Desktop effects with this card

Is anyone working on adding AIGLX support for this card. It can't support
desktop effects at the moment as stated here:
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