Xorg and ATI Rage-Mobility

doug at safeport.com doug at safeport.com
Thu Sep 23 11:22:55 PDT 2004

I installed 5.3 and thought I would try Xorg. I installed it from packages
with no problems except I ended up with pkgconfig-0.15.0 rather than
pkgconfig-0.15.0_1. I removed 15.0 and replaced it with 15.0_1 after the

I have tried the default xorg.conf (from Xorg -configure), one that I edited,
and the XF86Config from 4.3. All do the same thing - give a black screen, none
of the ugly flashing when hsync/vsync are in error.

Xorg.0.log has no error messages. At a similar stage XFree86 would display the
hashed screen. I added a .xsession but have done nothing else.

I am not sure what information would be helpful to include, mostly I wanted to
know if there is some debugging options or any other place where errors are

As an aside i need to do 'killall dhclient' and restart it to get network
operations going. This may be an ep issue and if so is of little concern (to

>From pciconf -lv:

agp0 at pci0:0:0:  class=0x060000 card=0x00000000 chip=0x71908086 rev=0x03 hdr=0x00
    vendor   = 'Intel Corporation'
    device   = '82443BX/ZX 440BX/ZX CPU to PCI Bridge (AGP Implemented)'
    class    = bridge
    subclass = HOST-PCI

none3 at pci1:0:0: class=0x030000 card=0x009e1028 chip=0x4c4d1002 rev=0x64 hdr=0x00
    vendor   = 'ATI Technologies'
    device   = '01541014 Rage P/M Mobility AGP 2x'
    class    = display
    subclass = VGA


Section "Monitor"
        Identifier   "Monitor0"
        VendorName   "Monitor Vendor"
        ModelName    "Monitor Model"
        ModeLine     "1400x1050"   107.86   1400 1440 1552 1688   1050 1050 1053
 1066 +hsync +vsync

Section "Device"
        Identifier  "Card0"
        Driver      "ati"
        VendorName  "ATI"
        BoardName   "Rage Mobility P/M AGP 2x"
        ChipSet     "ati"
        ChipId      0x4c4d
        ChipRev     0x64
        BusID       "PCI:1:0:0"

Section "Screen"
        Identifier "Screen0"
        Device     "Card0"
        Monitor    "Monitor0"
        DefaultDepth    24
        SubSection "Display"
                Viewport   0 0
                Depth     1
        SubSection "Display"
                Viewport   0 0
                Depth     24
                Modes     "1400x1050" "1280x1024"  "1024x768" "800x600"

Thanks for any ideas

Douglas Denault
doug at safeport.com
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