Yeah I had the exact same problem with my gateway too.
I tried just getting the 3.3.6 mach64 driver too but couldn't get it
working (didn't try to hard mind you).
Anyway to cut to the case I got it working with redhat 6.2-beta
(aka 6.1.92(Piglet)) Although you could get away with just downloading the
new X rpms rather than the whole thing.
On Mon, 21 Feb 2000, Trevor Johnston wrote:
> I'm trying to get a Rage 128 (AGP-based) card working properly under X for
> my friend. XFree 3.3.6 supports this; he has XFree 3.3.5 (that comes with
> Redhat 6.1). I just downloaded the new SVGA server in the hope that this
> would be sufficient.
>> I got 1024x768 to work, but it won't work in a higher colour depth than
> 256 colours but what is really strange is that fonts are not being drawn
> correctly (most text comes out as random vertical lines), rendering xterms
> and Netscape almost unusable.
>> It's a newish Gateway machine, so I can only assume that someone else here
> has had the same problem. My knowledge of X is almost exhausted and since
> I might have one of these cards in a new computer of my own pretty soon, I
> thought I should seek help once and for all.
>> Perhaps I have to download the whole XFree 3.3.6 release; I would have
> thought I'd have gotten away with just the SVGA server executable and some
> messing around with XF86Config.
> Trevor Johnston
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