New graphics card + XFree86 issues

New graphics card + XFree86 issues

Post by William E. Rushma » Wed, 13 Jan 1999 04:00:00

I found this info useful:


William E. Rushman
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Quote:>the XFree86 card/server list). How is support on XFree ( or later)
>these cards? It seems that the Riva128 is to be used with the SVGA server,
>how much of a drawback is this? How do these cards perform in general? If I

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1. READ THIS: XFree86 with new graphics cards...

I just finished setting up my Linux box (P166 - 32 RAM - Mach64 CT w/2 MB DRAM)
and had a real adventure trying to set up XFree86 (I couldn't get anything to
come up). After a little searching and asking around, the answer was so obvious.

Upgrade to X11R6 3.1.2D (
available in both ELF and a.out.

Install all but display drivers. Get newest display driver for your system from

After I did that, running xf86config was a breeze (no system hangs) and everything
works great.

2. mysql

3. Again: XFree86 and Graphics Chips issues

4. two PISMO questions... (clock skew, XFree 4)

5. Which graphics card & sound card would be recommended for a new pc

6. Mr Scary:

7. openGL Graphics card/all around graphics card recommendations?

8. mgetty and connect speed

9. Graphic card issues

10. Strange XFree86 Freezes using version 3.3.5 and S3Virge DX Graphics Card

11. SURVEY: Graphics card benchmarks under XFree86 (08 Apr 98)

12. SURVEY: Graphics card benchmarks under XFree86 (05 Oct 94)

13. SURVEY: Graphics card benchmarks under XFree86 (17 May 94)