Installing X - Cirrus Logic CL-GD5428 Extended VGA

Installing X - Cirrus Logic CL-GD5428 Extended VGA

Post by Mr. Bl » Sun, 30 Apr 1995 04:00:00

I'm an admitted newbie trying to wade through a Linux installation.
I have Linux itself installed now, Im trying to install X.
According to my documentation I have the chip mentioned in the
subject. I'm trying to determine:

video card dot clock
screen vertical sync frequeny
screen horizontal sync frequency
refresh rate

Anyone install X with this chip and if so, what values seem to work well?

MANY thanks in advance for any help!

Email replies preferred if possible!


Installing X - Cirrus Logic CL-GD5428 Extended VGA

Post by Marko Pleve » Thu, 04 May 1995 04:00:00

Hi !

Let Xserver probe your video card :
   X -showconfig
   X -probeonly > /tmp/x.out 2>&1

  The should work OK with 640x480 resolution.
  Try copying to /etc/XF86Config



1. Xfree86 with Cirrus Logic CL-GD5428


I just installed the debian distribution on my computer and I'm trying
to configure Xfree86 to work on it. Until now it's not going to well. It
seems like the X server keeps crashing. From time to time it will type
garbage on the screen and just hang.
I'm using a Cirrus Logic GD5428 video card. I read that this card is
supported so I guess it should work. I also think that a resolution of
1024x768 should be possible with this card.
Anybody who has experience with this card or these problems?????
Any help greatly appreciated


 Jeroen Valcke

 ICQ# 30116911

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