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    Where to get/how to install ATI Rage II driver?


    Before I ask any question, I try to find the answer on the forums, and elsewhere on the web. Unfortunately I have not been so lucky with this one ...

    I've got an ATI Rage II card. I'm running Slackware 9.1 and X without problems using the default drivers (I think). Here's an excerpt of the /etc/X11/XF86Config file for the video card driver ...

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    Section "Device"
    Identifier "VESA Framebuffer"
    Driver "vesa"
    #VideoRam 4096
    # Insert Clocks lines here if appropriate
    EndSection
    ---------------------

    So as I understand, it's using a default vesa driver, unaccelerated, and I can't seem to achieve higher than 1024x768 resolution. Here are the video settings ...

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    DefaultDepth 16
    ...
    Subsection "Display"
    Depth 16
    Modes "1600x1200" "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubsection
    ---------------------

    1. I'd like to know if there are drivers available for this card so that I can accelerate it.
    2. I'd like to be able to increase my resolution a bit.

    Any help here would be greatly appreciated.

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    take a look here, to see if this answers your question:
    http://www.ati.com/support/faq/linux.html

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