updated 08:05 pm EDT, Tue June 11, 2002
MacNN reader Derek Miller notes that Mac OS X 10.1.5 adds support for Rage Pro graphics acceleration for Aqua and QuickTime, but says it omitted Rage LT Pro chips (stock in some PowerBooks, such as the Lombard, and available on the ATI XClaim 3D Plus PCI card). He notes that James Denton has created a patch that enables Rage LT Pro acceleration: the Rage Pro Lombard patch. [URL updated]
"I can testify that it works not only on Lombards, but on my beige G3 with two LT Pro PCI cards. Aqua and QuickTime are both faster. QuickTime under Mac OS X 10.1.5 is now smooth even at full-screen -- while on my stock Rage II+ chip (and before Denton's update on the LT Pros as well) it remains choppy and unusable."