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Bug 46461 - rage-128 text corruption bug still present
rage-128 text corruption bug still present
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86-Servers (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Mike A. Harris
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2001-06-28 17:25 EDT by Timothy Hamlin
Modified: 2005-10-31 17:00 EST (History)
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Description Timothy Hamlin 2001-06-28 17:25:48 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.77 [en] (X11; U; Linux 2.2.19-6.2.7 i686)

Description of problem:
There is a MAJOR text corruption problem with XF86-SVGA for the rage-128
chipsets, it has been present at least since the initial release of rh6.2
with XFree86-3.3.6-x.  There is a fix for it
(ftp.xfree86.org/XFree86/3.3.6/fixes/fix-01-r128), or so the fix claims. 
Lines of text often do not appear (and only becomes visible upon selecting
the blank area with a mouse) and text is frequently placed incorrectly,
i.e., output of 'ls' in an xterm appears in upper left corner of display,
rather than upper left corner of xterm.  With great hope, I updated to
XFree86-SVGA-3.3.6-29, which is the latest update available for rh6.2, the
problem is still there...Can we get a new one built with this patch made? 
Please please please...Also, is redhat going to release XFree86 4.0.x under
the 6.2 distribution (glibc_2.1)?  This, too, resolves the problem.  I have
the rage-128 card in several machines, and it works fine in 4.0.x XFree
envs., but is horrible in 3.3.6-x.

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.buy a PC
2.install an ATI rage-128 card, install redhat-6.2, upgrade to all the
latest software
3.run X, text is all over the place...ahhhhhhh!

Actual Results:  I got pissed off and sent this bug report, to plead for an
official rh6.2 release with this bug patched.

Additional info:
Comment 1 Mike A. Harris 2001-07-16 02:47:08 EDT
The patch you speak of AFAIR is integrated into the XFree86 sources already.
There will definitely not be a release of XFree86 4.anything for anything
less than Red Hat Linux 7.0.

Please upgrade to our current release for the best R128 support.

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