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Old 12-09-02, 02:48 AM   #1
andreas72
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Default LINUX 2.4.20 SIS648 GF4200 -> doesn't work

Hi,

I'm trying to activate SIS648 AGP8X with a GF4200Ti graphics card. Because with Linux 2.4.18 it doesn't work I tried 2.4.20 but this will not work also.

My system

SIS648 AGP
Suse Linux 8.0
Linux Kernel 2.4.20
GF4 Ti4200 128MB

Without AGP (Option: "NvAGP" "0") it works... with AGP the screen freezes, with or without kernel AGP. (using NV AGP support instead).

Has someone the same problem?

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Old 12-13-02, 11:11 AM   #2
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If you are using 1.0.3123 then use AGPGART with the following lines in your /etc/modules.conf file.

alias char-major-175 agpgart
options agpgart agp_try_unsupported=1

NvAGP option should be 2 in the XF86Config file.

this worked fine for me using a GForce MX 440 8X card on the SiS648 chipset using a P4S8X mobo.

Didn't get 8X though, only got 4X.

If you use 1.0.4194 then it works fine and even shows you the AGP3 rates (again no 8X with this chip :-() but there are a few render issues in 2D that make startup REALLY slow.

BTW: This version seems to work fine with NVIDIA OR AGPGAT
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