Date: Wed, 18 Aug 1999 11:35:53 -0500 (CDT) From: Jason Haas <firstname.lastname@example.org> To: Jason Haas <email@example.com> Subject: [Annouce] LinuxPPC drivers for Rage 128 video cards LinuxPPC announces beta test version of ATI Rage128 video card drivers August 18, 1999 -- Madison, Wisc. -- LinuxPPC Inc., developers of the Linux operating system for PowerPC computers, has announced the availability of drivers for the ATI Rage 128 video card. The Rage 128 is the video card that ships in every Apple Power Macintosh G3 computer. Prior to the release of this driver, there was no native driver for the Rage 128. A pre-compiled Linux kernel (version 2.1.22) with the driver built in is available from developer Anthony Tong's web site, <http://www.students.uiuc.edu/~atong/aty128/>. For users who are able to compile their own kernels, patches are also available from the site. To install the new kernel, Blue G3 users should download the vmlinux.gz file from Anthony Tong's web site, and decompress it with the MacGzip program. MacGzip is on the LinuxPPC 1999 CD-ROM, and on the LinuxPPC FTP server, <ftp://ftp.linuxppc.org/linuxppc-1999/install/MacOS.utils/MacGzip.hqx>. Next, the decompressed vmlinux file should be placed in the Linux Kernels folder, which is located inside the Macintosh System Folder. Users with older version of BootX may not have a Linux Kernels folder, and should simply place the vmlinux file in the System Folder. About LinuxPPC Inc. LinuxPPC Inc., headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin, develops and distributes LinuxPPC 1999, the version of Linux for PowerPC computers, including the Apple Power Macintosh G3, IBM RS/6000, and PowerPC Open Platform machines. The LinuxPPC operating system offering industry-leading ease of use, and industrial strength server and development software. The company sponsors Linux development through major hardware donations to developers, and through research and development of new hardware and software solutions. Contact Information: Jeff Carr President, LinuxPPC Inc. 414-427-8555 firstname.lastname@example.org PowerPC is a trademark of International Business Machines Corporation and is used under license therefrom. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.