Problems with S3 server

Problems with S3 server

Post by Troy Nels » Mon, 02 Oct 1995 04:00:00

I set up X for a guy with the S3 chipset.  Need the no-linear option.  
Can't remember the specifics, but if you man XF86Config (not with Xman,
but with a terminal) and then press the / key - you can search on linear,
no-linear, nolinear, or whatever it is.

I had the exact same problem - that fixed it.

: Hi,

: I'm having troubles setting up my X server on a S3 Vision864 card,
: with an Iiyama (Idek) Vision Master 17 monitor. (using XFree86 3.1.2)

: On launch, I can get completely blank screen, out of which I can't
: leave, even with ctrl-alt-backspace. ctrl-alt-kpd+/- won't change
: modes (the monitor display what frequencies he's receiving and nothing
: changes).

: I usually can quit by making the server coredump by repeatedly
: switching VTs with ctrl-alt-Fxx. I've tried altering the xinitrc file
: so that the server would quit immediatly after doing something like
: xwd -root but it seems to hang.

: Of course, I've tried the various modes suiting my monitor from the
: modes database, but to no avail. I suspect the server hangs before
: that.

: The INSTALL of XFree86 says the kernel needs to have networking
: support. I've tried recompiling a new kernel with such, but it didn't
: help. Also, "networking" is pretty vague, make configure asks if you
: want it when recompiling, but then there's also a bunch of protocols
: IP about which he asks you afterwards, so I'm not too sure how far
: should I extend the "networking support" in the new custom kernel.

: Any help welcome.

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1. Problem running S3 server

I have just installed Linux on my PC at home and it works great. But I can't get
X running on Linux. I ran ConfigXF86 script and when I run startx the screen turns
blanks and it hangs there. I have a 486/66 with 16MB RAM, PCI Bus, NCR53C810 SCSI
controller, S3 Vision 864 graphics accelerator card, ViewSonic 15EX monitor.

I get following output/messages from startx.

What do I need to do to setup X correctly? I am dying to see X running on my Linux Box.
Please help.

Thanks for your time.


XFree86 Version 3.1 / X Window System
(protocol Version 11, revision 0, vendor release 6000)
Operating System: Linux
Configured drivers:
  S3: accelerated server for S3 graphics adaptors (Patchlevel 2)
      mmio_928, s3_generic
(using VT number 7)

XF86Config: /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/XF86Config
(**) stands for supplied, (--) stands for probed/default values
(**) Mouse: type: MouseMan, device: /dev/mouse, baudrate: 1200,
       Chorded middle button
(**) S3: Graphics device ID: "Power64"
(**) S3: Monitor ID: "ViewSonic"
(--) S3: Mode "1280x1024" needs hsync freq of 64.25 kHz. Deleted.
(--) S3: Mode "1280x1024" needs hsync freq of 78.86 kHz. Deleted.
(**) FontPath set to "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/,/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/,/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo/,/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/,/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/"
(--) S3: card type: PCI
(--) S3: chipset:   864 rev. 0
(--) S3: chipset driver: mmio_928
(**) S3: videoram:  2048k
(--) S3: Ramdac type: normal
(--) S3: Ramdac speed: 110
(--) S3: clocks:  25.17  28.32  28.32   0.00  25.17  28.37  28.32  28.32
(--) S3: clocks:  25.17  28.36  28.32  28.32  25.16  28.32  28.37  28.32
(--) S3: Maximum allowed dot-clock: 110.000 MHz
(**) S3: Mode "640x480": mode clock =  25.175, clock used =  25.170
(--) S3: There is no defined dot-clock matching mode "800x600"
(--) S3: Removing mode "800x600" from list of valid modes.
(--) S3: There is no defined dot-clock matching mode "1024x768"
(--) S3: Removing mode "1024x768" from list of valid modes.
(--) S3: There is no defined dot-clock matching mode "1280x1024"
(--) S3: Removing mode "1280x1024" from list of valid modes.
(--) S3: Using 6 bits per RGB value
(**) S3: Virtual resolution set to 1280x1024
S3: Cannot read colourmap from VGA.  Will restore with default
(--) S3: Local bus LAW is 0xF3000000
(--) S3: Using a banksize of 2048k, line width of 1280
(--) S3: Using a single 64x64 area for expanding pixmaps
(--) S3: Using 8 planes of 1216x613 at (0,1025) aligned 8 as font cache



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