ATI Rage Mobility (Mach 128) under FC-2

Ed Gurski ed at
Thu Jun 3 11:57:02 UTC 2004

On Thu, 2004-06-03 at 07:51, fedora-list-request at wrote:

> Date: Thu, 03 Jun 2004 12:14:28 +0100
> From: Timothy Murphy <tim at>
> Subject: ATI Rage Mobility (Mach 128) under FC-2
> To: fedora-list at
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> Sorry to repeat myself,
> but does anyone have a machine with this card (or board)
> running at 1024x728x16bpp (or better)?
> Or 1024x480x16bpp?
> It used to run at the latter resolution
> on my Sony C1VFK Picturebook (notebook) 
> under FC-1 with XFree86,
> but it doesn't seem possible to get up to 16bpp under Xorg.
> This is moderately serious,
> as there are various applications, eg Mozilla,
> which do not run happily at 8bpp.
> -- 
> Timothy Murphy  
> e-mail (<80k only): tim /at/
> tel: +353-86-2336090, +353-1-2842366
> s-mail: School of Mathematics, Trinity College, Dublin 2, Ireland

I am currently running on a Dell Latitude with an ATI Mobility Radeon.
The only way I have managed to get this to work is by booting into text
mode (init 3) and then issuing a startx after I logon. This is not an
elegant solution but it works.


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