XF86Config for Trident 9440-AGI video card?

XF86Config for Trident 9440-AGI video card?

Post by Tony » Tue, 04 Apr 1995 04:00:00



I have soem problem running XF86 on my PC. I have
a Pentium 75, 16 MB RAM, 850 MB HD on a single IDE.
15" AcerView monitor, IDE/ATAPI CDROM (SONY CDU 55E CD )
Trident 9440-AGI video card via PCI-47(1024 KB memory).

I installed the latest Slackware(V2.2.0 and 1.2.1 Linux
kernel?). I then tried to use "xf86config" to set the
XF86Config for me. Since there is no "Trident 9440-AGI"
chip provided in the data base. I am not sure what X
server I should choose. SO I first chose "SVGA". After
the file is generated, I tried "startx" and got the
following message:

-------------------------
(--) SVGA: Mode "1280x1024" needs hsync freq of 64.25k deleted
(--) SVGA: Mode "1280x1024" needs hsync freq of 78.86k deleted
:
:
:
(--) SVGA: Mode "480x300" needs hsync freq of 48.00k deleted

(**) Font path set to "/usr/X11/R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/
                       /usr/X11/R6/lib/X11/fonts/Tpe1/
                       /usr/X11/R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speed0/
                       /usr/X11/R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/
                       /usr/X11/R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/"

(--) Trident chipset version: 0xe3(unknown)
     Unknown Trident chipset

(--) SVGA: chipset: generic
(--) SVGA: VIdeoram 64k
(**) SVGA: clocks: 25.18

     SVGA:  Too little memory for virtual resolution 115 900

  *** A configured device formed but display modes could not
      be resolved ****

Fatal Sever erro:

     no screen found
xinit: no such file or directory(error 2): unexpected signal 13

----------------------------------------

Later I tried to use "xf86config" but chose Xserver "SVGA16"
and "XF86_S3", and I could get "xstart" working, everything
seemed to be OK except that only 16 colors instead of 256 colors
are supported. I used "xcmap", it only displayed 16 colors. I also
ran another game requiring 256 color support, it couldn't be run.

One more thing strange is that again later I used "xf86config"
to reset XF86Config file and chose "SVGA" server. This time
"startx" worked ok, but it only supports 16 colors.  Does
"xf86config" generate any other files than "XF86Config"?

I would appreciate it if any one here can give me some pointers
regarding the XF86Config setup and/or what problem it is and
how I should solve it.

Thanks.

-Tony


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XF86Config for Trident 9440-AGI video card?

Post by Harald Weidn » Wed, 05 Apr 1995 04:00:00




>One more thing strange is that again later I used "xf86config"
>to reset XF86Config file and chose "SVGA" server. This time
>"startx" worked ok, but it only supports 16 colors.  Does
>"xf86config" generate any other files than "XF86Config"?

xf86config creates XF86Config and (optionally) sets a link from
/var/X11/bin/X to /usr/X11R6/bin/XF86_{SVGA/MONO/VGA16/...}

It looks like you have reconfigured your XF86Config and answered
the questetion, wether the link should be changed, with "no".

Quote:>I would appreciate it if any one here can give me some pointers
>regarding the XF86Config setup and/or what problem it is and
>how I should solve it.

The Problem is that there exists no driver for the "tgui9440" chipset.
So the only solution is using the monochrome or 16 color server, as
the 16 color mode ist compatible to the "tgui9000" chipset which is
supported by XFree86 3.1.1

Trident is said to be very restrictive in giving informations about their
hardware to software developers.

If someone knows anything about the development for "tgui9440" support,
please let me know.

Btw: Could you please post the "Clocks" lines of your XFConfig? I had
some problems in figureing them out.

Bye, Harald
--
Harald Weidner      +49 721 25597               The world is a stage




 
 
 

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