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Q: PCI VGA on Meshcube - any progress?

Subject: Q: PCI VGA on Meshcube - any progress?
From: Ralf Ackermann <>
Date: Tue, 10 Aug 2004 22:09:28 +0200 (CEST)
Cc: Ralf Ackermann <>,
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today my MS-9513 miniPCI VGA card arrived and I started trying to use it.
The card is identified in the /proc filesystem:

[root@meshcube01 root]# cat /proc/pci
PCI devices found:
  Bus  0, device   3, function  0:
    VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Rage XL (rev 39).
      IRQ 5.
      Master Capable.  Latency=128.  Min Gnt=8.
      Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0x40000000 [0x40ffffff].
      I/O at 0x300 [0x3ff].
      Non-prefetchable 32 bit memory at 0x41000000 [0x41000fff].

Nevertheless - it does not output any signal - which is probably / as 
expected due to the missing initialization (that is done by the BIOS on 
x86 systems).

Did anybody have any more practical success/experiences so far? If so:
 - Did you try to use the card with the fbdev code (and with which 
 - Did somebody suceed in using an XFree X server (which?, any special 

In addition to a cross-compile environment I'm using a chrooted 
Redhat/MIPS installation. It does have the development tools and 
infrastructure to compile an XFree X server on my own - nevertheless, I'd 
like to share/wait for the experiences that others made before I spend 
more time on it right now.

Any hints are welcome!

Best regards

Dr. Ralf Ackermann            _
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