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A Revived Linux Driver To Be Attempted For The ATI RAGE 128

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  • rene
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    Originally posted by wizard69 View Post
    Why?


    This relates to other recent threads which highlight the energy put into legacy hardware. Id rather see the energy put into modern hardware.
    First of all vintage hardware is simpler, much easier to learn and code for. Often also better documented with more open specs. Also people love maintaining their collection pieces such as G4 Cubes or Sgi Octanes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AU_RV8uoTIo also people work on this as their hobby and spare time. They do what the love and enjoy. If you like to better support newer hardware, nobody is stopping you, just do it! ;-)

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  • rene
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    Cool, I will also try to find the ppc/mac radeon AGP regression that is plaguing some machines such as my G4 Cube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYx9X92iQHM

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  • Beherit
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    I remember these cards performing like slugs on anything but 2D back in those days. Was it because of shitty ATI drivers or because the Voodoo cards were better hardware wise?

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  • ravyne
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    Say what you will, but those rage 128s are like cockroaches. There's every chance they'll be the last GPUs in the world after the bombs fall.

    You'll be glad to have the driver's then

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  • eydee
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    Sounds cool. But only if there's OGL 4.6 and Vulkan support. Show these stupid mining cards from these days what a real video card is.

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  • kneekoo
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    Originally posted by Xaero_Vincent View Post
    Seems like it would just be a better idea to install Windows 95 or 98 on a system old enough to contain a Rage 128.
    I used a Rage 128 Pro with Windows XP and I was happy with it. I still have that old card in a box. I might use it in an old PC if the driver comes back to life. Great news for me!

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  • Xaero_Vincent
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    Seems like it would just be a better idea to install Windows 95 or 98 on a system old enough to contain a Rage 128.

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  • oiaohm
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    Originally posted by wizard69 View Post
    Why?


    This relates to other recent threads which highlight the energy put into legacy hardware. Id rather see the energy put into modern hardware.
    People can work on what they are interested in is party right. Some of your gpus in mobile devices are not much more complex than a r128 and are less well documented. So might be old but it still a fairly good test case to make sure KMS can be made to cover all the kinds of graphics solutions companies today do use.

    Nothing worse than not being sure if problem is something about KMS system or is it something about the hardware or is it both. Well documented very old hardware having driver implemented does allow focus on the KMS subsystem.

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  • tildearrow
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    Originally posted by wizard69 View Post
    Why?


    This relates to other recent threads which highlight the energy put into legacy hardware. Id rather see the energy put into modern hardware.
    Is true, but let me quote this:

    Originally posted by agd5f View Post

    People can work on what they are interested in.

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  • wizard69
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    Why?


    This relates to other recent threads which highlight the energy put into legacy hardware. Id rather see the energy put into modern hardware.

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