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SubjectRe: Via KT400 and AGP 8x Support
On Thu, 12 Jun 2003, Dave Jones wrote:

> > Tried it already... The pins are too small to get adequate purchase for
> > the tape -- the friction just causes it to slide around in the slot and
> > gets goo around.
> >
> > Superglue might be a better solution....
> > ...but I think the solder method is better.
> So rather than experiment with backporting the 2.5 code to 2.4,
> you'd rather risk damaging your hardware ?
> I think this way is madness.

Unfortunately even a perfect backport seems to be only a partial solution
-- the ATI binary only drivers don't seem to know how to talk to the 2.5
AGP 3.0 stuff anyway (well, at least they didn't work at all when I tried
them under the 2.5 kernel :-/), and as they are lame binary-only drivers
there is no way to fix that.

There are also no other drivers for the R300-series Radeon GPUs. :-(

This absolutely sucks, but turning the card into an AGP 2.0 card seems to
be the only surefire way to get it to work properly under Linux. :-(

James Sellman -- ISU CoE-CS/ISLUG Linux Lab Admin |"Lum, did you just see
----------------------------------------------------| a hentai rabbit flying | // A4000/604e/60 128M| through the air?" | \X/ A500/20 3M | - Miyake Shinobu

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