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r128 (4)


r128 - ATI Rage 128 video driver


Section "Device"
Identifier "devname"
Driver "r128"


R128(4)                    Kernel Interfaces Manual                    R128(4)

       r128 - ATI Rage 128 video driver

       Section "Device"
         Identifier "devname"
         Driver "r128"

       r128 is an Xorg driver for ATI Rage 128 based video cards.  It contains
       full support for 8, 15, 16 and 24 bit pixel depths, hardware  accelera-
       tion  of  drawing  primitives,  hardware  cursor,  video  modes  up  to
       1800x1440 @ 70Hz, doublescan modes (e.g., 320x200 and  320x240),  gamma
       correction  at  all  pixel  depths,  a  fully programming dot clock and
       robust text mode restoration for VT switching.  Dualhead  is  supported
       on M3/M4 mobile chips.

       The  r128  driver supports all ATI Rage 128 based video cards including
       the Rage Fury AGP 32MB, the XPERT 128 AGP 16MB and  the  XPERT  99  AGP

       Please  refer  to xorg.conf(5) for general configuration details.  This
       section only covers configuration details specific to this driver.

       The driver auto-detects all device information necessary to  initialize
       the  card.   However, if you have problems with auto-detection, you can

           VideoRam - in kilobytes
           MemBase  - physical address of the linear framebuffer
           IOBase   - physical address of the MMIO registers
           ChipID   - PCI DEVICE ID

       In addition, the following driver Options are supported:

       Option "SWcursor" "boolean"
              Selects software cursor.  The default is off.

       Option "NoAccel" "boolean"
              Enables or disables all hardware acceleration.  The  default  is
              to enable hardware acceleration.

       Option "EnablePageFlip" "boolean"
              Enable  page  flipping  for  3D acceleration. This will increase
              performance but not work correctly in some rare cases, hence the
              default is off.

       Option "RenderAccel" "boolean"
              Enables  or  disables  hardware Render acceleration.  It is only
              supported when using EXA acceleration and DRI.  The  default  is
              to enable Render acceleration.

       Option "AccelMethod" "string"
              Chooses  between  available  acceleration  architectures.  Valid
              options are XAA and EXA.  XAA is  the  traditional  acceleration
              architecture  and support for it is very stable.  EXA is a newer
              acceleration architecture with better performance for the Render
              and Composite extensions.  The default is XAA.

       Option "VideoKey" "integer"
              This overrides the default pixel value for the YUV video overlay
              key.  The default value is undefined.

       The following Options are mostly important for non-x86 architectures:

       Option "ProgramFPRegs" "boolean"
              Enable or disable  programming  of  the  flat  panel  registers.
              Beware  that this may damage your panel, so use this at your own
              risk.  The default depends on the device.

       Option "PanelWidth" "integer"

       Option "PanelHeight" "integer"
              Override the flat panel dimensions in pixels. They are  used  to
              program  the  flat panel registers and normally determined using
              the video card BIOS. If the wrong dimensions are used, the  sys-
              tem may hang.

       Option "UseFBDev" "boolean"
              Enable  or  disable  use  of  an  OS-specific framebuffer device
              interface (which is not supported on all OSs).   See  fbdevhw(4)
              for further information.  Default: on for PowerPC, off for other

       Option "DMAForXv" "boolean"
              Try or don't try to use DMA for Xv image  transfers.  This  will
              reduce  CPU  usage  when  playing  big videos like DVDs, but may
              cause instabilities.  Default: off.

       The following additional Options are supported:

       Option "ShowCache" "boolean"
              Enable or disable viewing offscreen cache memory.  A development
              debug option.  Default: off.

       Option "VGAAccess" "boolean"
              Tell the driver if it can do legacy VGA IOs to the card. This is
              necessary for properly resuming consoles when in VGA text  mode,
              but  shouldn't be if the console is using radeonfb or some other
              graphic mode driver. Some platforms  like  PowerPC  have  issues
              with  those,  and  they  aren't necessary unless you have a real
              text mode in console. The default is off on  PowerPC  and  SPARC
              and on on other architectures.

       Dualhead  Note: The video BIOS on some laptops interacts strangely with
       dualhead.  This can result in flickering and problems changing modes on
       crtc2.   If  you  experience  these problems try toggling your laptop's
       video output switch (e.g., fn-f7, etc.) prior to starting X  or  switch
       to another VT and back.

       See attributes(7) for descriptions of the following attributes:

       |ATTRIBUTE TYPE |            ATTRIBUTE VALUE             |
       |Availability   | x11/server/xorg/driver/xorg-video-r128 |
       |Stability      | Volatile                               |

       Xorg(1), xorg.conf(5), Xserver(1), X(7)

       Rickard E. (Rik) Faith   faith@precisioninsight.com
       Kevin E. Martin          kevin@precisioninsight.com

       Source  code  for open source software components in Oracle Solaris can
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       This     software     was    built    from    source    available    at
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       Further information about this software can be found on the open source
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