Ati Rage 128

Alex Deucher alexdeucher at
Sun Mar 18 07:56:07 PDT 2007

On 3/17/07, Slobodan D. Sredojevic <sredojevics at> wrote:
> 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
> 4x TMDS
> - One regression:
> I have noticed when using kernels from 2.6.16 to 2.6.20 with xorg-x11-7.1
> and 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 2.6.19
> and 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:

AIGLX works fine on r128, however the hardware lacks support for NPOT
textures which are required for most fancy effects.


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