Re: To Anyone with a Radeon 7500 board and the ali developer

From: Daniel Pittman (
Date: Mon Sep 16 2002 - 20:33:11 EST

On Mon, 16 Sep 2002, David S. Miller wrote:
> From: Alan Cox <>
> Date: 16 Sep 2002 13:42:11 +0100
> What is sad is the is an AGP standardised way to read this and
> XFree86 still, all these years on, doesn't do it by default.
> Totally agreed.
> I have even suggested on the xfree86 developer list at least 2 times
> that they do this to choose the default, but they claim it isn't the
> right thing to do.
> So people's boxes will keep hanging and xfree86 DRM will continue to
> be a support nightmare.

...which might explain why my machine has occasional DRM related hangs,
since there is no way for me to match the XFree86 AGP speed and the BIOS
set AGP speed -- my BIOS will not tell me what it set, nor does it have
a toggle to adjust it.

Does some tool already exist that can query this information from
userspace? If not, are the specifications needed to build one freely


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And we each have our own set of stars to comfort and guide us
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