Possible Answer to S3 Trio64 chipset woes...

Possible Answer to S3 Trio64 chipset woes...

Post by Lukas Neuburge » Sun, 26 Oct 1997 04:00:00



I've seen a number of questions related to XFree86 working with
S3 Trio64(V2,+, etc..) chipsets. Probably the easiest answer I can
give is to get the latest release (v3.3.1) of XFree86 software. The
new S3 server contains support for these chipsets.

The URL is www.xfree86.org

Lukas Neuburger

P.S.

Here is clip from the release notes of

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4.9. S3 server

     Some further S3 968 hardware bugs for lines/text have been worked
around.
     Cursor/pointer pixmaps larger than 64x64 are now supported without
the need to use the "sw_cursor" option.
     Detection/support for the Trio64UV+, Trio64V2 (including the /DX
and /GX versions), Aurora64V+ (86CM65 used in
     notebooks), and Plato/PX is now included. This support is very new
and hasn't had much testing, so please send us
     success/failure reports.
     Support is now included for the ELSA Winner 2000PRO/X-8. Please
refer to the notes for this card in README.S3.
     Support is now included for the MIRO 80SV.
     A bug which prevented DGA apps from setting the ViewPort to the
lower part of the framebuffer has been fixed (this
     showed up most commonly with 4MB cards).

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