[ltp] Re: A20p Screen Support

Tino Keitel linux-thinkpad@www.bm-soft.com
Wed, 10 Oct 2001 11:42:44 +0200

On Tuesday,  9. October 2001 22:23, Alan Shutko wrote:
> "John Marrett" <jmarrett@mediagrif.com> writes:
> > I was wondering about the support for the screen on the A20p (2629-6CU,
> > 1400x1050, ATI Rage Mobility 128).
> Works great.  You may need a modeline included... last time I tried
> without it, it didn't work.  zhlive.ch Linux on IBM ThinkPad A20p
> <URL:http://www.zhlive.ch/zhl_contents_linux.html> has the one I use.
> The RHL X configuration tool has the modeline built in as well, if you
> choose the right monitor (Thinkpad LCD or somesuch).
> > I have read a number of articles that suggest that this video card is
> > supported properly under X4+ but, not with X 3 (most recent
> > version).
> Supported great, and fully accelerated, under XF86 4.0.3 and higher.
> Including 3d.
> Don't try it with XF86 3, it's not worth your hassle.
> > Actually it is supported, but at a painfully slow pace. I will be using
> > it to run VMWare, which doesn't work with XFree86 4 (at least not in full
> > screen mode.)
> That's not correct.  VMWare works fine with XF86 4 in full-screen
> mode.  VMWare doesn't support the more recent DGA version so it won't
> be as speedy as it could be, but it's perfectly usable.

You should also give some numbers. What version of XFree86? What version of 
VMware? I had problems with an older version of VMware (2.0.x) and XFree86 
4.0.3 on my Voodoo3. Switching to fullscreen mode froze the X server. With 
XFree86 4.1.0 and VMware 2.0.4 build 1142 I can use fullscree mode. I didn't 
try it on my ThinkPad because it's only a P166, so I prefer running VMware 
remotely which doesn't allow fullscreen mode.


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