ATI Mach 32 cards on Solaris/x86

ATI Mach 32 cards on Solaris/x86

Post by Steve Dossi » Thu, 09 Mar 1995 14:35:05



Hey all...

Does anyone have any experience running Openwindows on ATI Graphics Ultra
Pro boards?  It's a Mach-32 chipset with 2mb vram.

I'm able to get the server to come up in a variety of modes, but in each
one I get diagonal lines across the display.  It seems to be a problem of
timings in the signals being sent to the monitor, but I for one don't see
where to adjust that.

Any clues?

Thanks...

Steve Dossick
Dept. of Computer Science
Columbia University

 
 
 

ATI Mach 32 cards on Solaris/x86

Post by Willard F. Daws » Fri, 10 Mar 1995 21:07:57



>Hey all...
>Does anyone have any experience running Openwindows on ATI Graphics Ultra
>Pro boards?  It's a Mach-32 chipset with 2mb vram.

Yep, I'm using it right now, in conjunction with a Tatung MKR17 monitor.

Quote:>I'm able to get the server to come up in a variety of modes, but in each
>one I get diagonal lines across the display.  It seems to be a problem of
>timings in the signals being sent to the monitor, but I for one don't see
>where to adjust that.
>Any clues?

Here's the settings I have configured... just guesswork on my part as to
which files may be useful for you to look at; I'm far from being expert.

(/etc/openwin/server/etc/OWconfig)

class="XINPUT" name="KDMOUSE-B" ddxHandler="ddxSUNWx86mouse.so.1" ddxInitFunc="ddxSUNWmouseProc" buttons="3" strmod="vuid3ps2" dev="/dev/kdmouse";
class="XINPUT" name="ATKBD" layout="1" type="101" ddxHandler="ddxSUNWatkbd.so.1" ddxInitFunc="ATKbdProc" dev="/dev/vt00";
class="XSCREENCONFIG" name="mach32_87" device="SUNW8514" pmifile="/usr/openwin/etc/devdata/svpmi/SUNW8514/mach32_87.pmi" res="1280x1024" dpix="98" dpiy="93";
class="XSCREEN" name="SUNW8514" ddxHandler="ddxSUNW8514.so.1" ddxInitFunc="SUNW8514Init";
class="XDISPLAY" name="0" coreKeyboard="ATKBD" corePointer="KDMOUSE-B" listOfScreens="mach32_87";

/usr/lib/devconfig/mach32.cfinfo)

class="win" name="SUNWmach32"
        __wclass__="XSCREENCONFIG"
        __category__="display"
        __title__="Prototype mach32 entry"

        size="var,__size__"
        __size__="string,15-inch,17-inch,19-inch"
        __dimx__="string,12,13.5,15"
        __dimy__="string,9.5,11,12"

        position="var,__position__"
        __position__="string,left,right,top,bottom"

        device="SUNW8514"
        pmifile="/usr/openwin/share/etc/devdata/svpmi/SUNW8514/mach32_60.pmi"

        res="var,__resolution__"
        __resolution__="string,1280x1024,1024x768"
        __pmimap__="string,SUNWmach32,ati"

        dpix="string,106"
        dpiy="string,113"

        __group__="string,SUNWmach32"
        __members__="string,mach32_60,mach32_70,mach32_76,mach32_87,mach32_95"
        ;

 
 
 

1. ATI Mach 32 PCI Video Card?

Apparently none of your Mode selection in "Monitor" section of XF86Config is
accepted.

Did you:
--------
1. have a look in Monitors and modeDB.txt file in /usr/X11/lib/X11/doc/ ?
You haven't found settings for your monitor, right ?
2. try to run xf86config to autogenerate XF86Config ? None of suggested modes
work ?
3. try 640x480 standard VESA mode (dot-clock 31.5) ? Standard VESA modes can
be found in modeDB.txt in the same directory. It didn't help ?
4. find calculator and piece of paper ? You going to need it as now you have
to calculate Mode setting all by yourself. It's best to start with 640x480
and then increase resolution. I suggest you read VideoModes.doc
in the directory above. If that scare you off you can also check Linux journal
(June 95 - Focus: X windows), and article "Setting Up X11" by Greg Lehey at
http://www.ssc.com/lj/issue15/x11-15.html
(take care when reading, author uses 'ms' to denote MICROseconds (1E-6) not
MILIseconds (1E-3), I wonder why :)
5. No help ? You can still ask card and/or monitor manufacturer if they happen
to have right settings or bear with comp.os.linux.setup /
comp.os.linux.hardware
to get Monitor/Videocard guru answer your question.

Hope it helps.
Good luck.

Milan

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