DIAMOND VIPER V330 AGP

DIAMOND VIPER V330 AGP

Post by Myriam M Abrams » Tue, 01 Sep 1998 04:00:00



Hi!

Could somebody who is using this card please be nice
enough to send me or post the /etc/X11/XF86Config file
for this card.  Thanks.  

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                                          myriam

 
 
 

DIAMOND VIPER V330 AGP

Post by <nospamno.. » Sat, 05 Sep 1998 04:00:00


Yes, I need this as well.


Quote:> Hi!
> Could somebody who is using this card please be nice
> enough to send me or post the /etc/X11/XF86Config file
> for this card.  Thanks.  
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>                                           myriam


 
 
 

DIAMOND VIPER V330 AGP

Post by Philboyd Studg » Sat, 05 Sep 1998 04:00:00



>Yes, I need this as well.


>> Hi!

>> Could somebody who is using this card please be nice
>> enough to send me or post the /etc/X11/XF86Config file
>> for this card.  Thanks.

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>>                                           myriam

I use XFree86-3.3.2.3-18-SVGA and RedHat5.1 with a 14" monitor and a
Viper330
AGP w/4MB.  Here's the relevent portions of my /etc/X11/XF86Config:

....
HorizSync   31.5 - 60.0
VertRefresh 50-90
.....
Modeline "1024x768foo"    79    1024 1052 1188 1328   768  771  777
806 -hsync -vsync
....

# The Colour SVGA server

Section "Screen"
    Driver      "svga"
    # Use Device "Generic VGA" for Standard VGA 320x200x256
    #Device      "Generic VGA"
    Device      "My Video Card"
    Monitor     "My Monitor"
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       32
        Modes       "1024x768foo"
        ViewPort    0 0
    EndSubsection
EndSection

...

Note that I only use the single modeline "1024x768foo." I started by setting
up my config file with the Xconfigurator, ditched the modes I didn't want,
then upped the mode clock setting of generic modeline "1024x768 at 70Hz"
from 75 to 79, which gave me 1024x768 at ~73.8Hz (all my monitor could
handle, I'm limited by the 60kHz max horiz. sync).

Supposedly the V330 has a 230Mhz dot clock, so you should be able to
similarly ramp up the mode clock of whatever modeline you end up choosing
(thus avoiding screen flicker).  Just make sure you stay within your
monitor's specs (in my case 30-60kHz horiz, 50-90Hz vert.) Use xvidtune to
help determine the exact numbers for your chosen modeline, and to make sure
the display is centered properly.
Also, try to keep the PCI slot nearest your AGP slot open if you can -- IRQ
sharing can be a pain with this card.  Once you go through the setup process
(and emerge from the other side a better person...) you'll find this card
works great with X.  My display is far nicer under Linux than M$98 -- where
I'm limited to 60Hz refresh when I try 1024x768.
GoodLuck
PStudge