help for trident TGUI 9440 video card config !!

help for trident TGUI 9440 video card config !!

Post by Hong Guan cis st » Mon, 12 Feb 1996 04:00:00

I want to install linux in my PC, I do not know the config for trident
TGUI9440 video card, can you help me? pls.

Guan Hong


help for trident TGUI 9440 video card config !!

Post by Hans-Robert Wagn » Wed, 14 Feb 1996 04:00:00

Quote:>I want to install linux in my PC, I do not know the config for trident
>TGUI9440 video card, can you help me? pls.
>Guan Hong

  Information for Trident Chipset Users
  The XFree86 Project, Inc.
  17 July 1995

  1.  Supported chipsets

  The Trident driver has undergone major work between XFree86 1.2 and
  XFree86 1.3.  Because of this work, all of the Trident SVGA
  except the very first one, are supported by both the color and
  monochrome servers.  Additionally support has been added for the
  latter four chipset with the release of XFree86 2.1:

       8800CS 8900B 8900C 8900CL/D 9000 9000i 9100B 9200CX 9320
       9400CX 9420

  It must be noted that the 9000i chipset is treated as a 9000 by the
  server.  Additionally the 9100B, 9200CX, 9320, 9400CX, and 9420
  chipsets are treated as a Trident 8900CL. Therefore it is equivalent
  to putting `Chipset "tvga8900cl"' or `Chipset "tvga9000"' in the
  XF86Config file.  Also, note that the 9000i, 9100B, and 9320 have
  been tested with the server, but should work in this way according
  the chipset documentation.


     o  The TGUI9440 and TGUI9660 (and later) chipsets are NOT
        by this release of the SVGA server.  We are working on this,
        they should be supported in the next release.

     o  No acceleration features of the newer chipsets have been taken
        advantage of.

  The original Trident chipset, 8800BR, cannot be supported as an SVGA
  chipset by either the color or monochrome servers.  The chip is
  supported, however, by the ``generic'' driver for the monochrome

  2.  Special considerations for 512k boards

  There are no longer any special considerations for 512k Trident
  boards.  The driver is now configured so that they can use modes
  normal timings.  The available pixel clocks are halved compared with
  those specified on the Clocks line

  Be aware that older Trident chipsets support a maximum clock of
  Hence the best actual clock available to the color server is
  This means, in broad terms, that the color server will require an
  interlaced mode to be defined for resolutions above 640x480.  Newer
  chipsets (8900CL, 9000, 9000i, 9100B, 9200CX and 9420) support up to
  16 clocks, and can support much higher clocks, which will allow
  800x600 modes, non-interlaced.

  3.  Additional Notes

  We have had reports of the server failing to detect the amount of
  installed memory and the correct dot-clocks on older TVGA8900
  If the server fails to detect the correct amount of memory, use the
  "Videoram" keyword in your XF86Config file to specify it.  (e.g.
  Videoram 512 or Videoram 1024).  If the server has problems
  the dot-clocks, try adding the following line to your XF86Config
          Clocks  25 28 45 36 57 65 50 40

  This line gives the clock values provided by older Trident clock
  thesizer chipsets.  This also appears to be the standard first 8
  clocks for the newer clock synthesizers, but you should have no
  problems on newer boards.

  Some newer Trident 8900B/C boards are apparently being built with
  clock synthesizers used on the 9000 and 8900CL boards.  If your
  has a chip labeled "Trident TCK900x" ("x" has been seen as 2 or 4;
  there may be others), your board may actually have a 4th clock
  bit.  The 9002 has twelve distinct clocks (the other 4 are
  duplicates); the 9004 has 16 clocks (the same 12 as the 9002 + 4
  others).  If you see such a chip on a board with an 8900B or 8900C,
  put the following line in the Device section of your XF86Config
          Option "16clocks"

  This will cause the same clock selection code as is used for the
  8900CL to be used for the board.

  While developing the Trident driver, an interesting and perturbing
  hardware phenomenon was discovered.  When using the default board
  jumper configuration, dot-clocks above 57Mhz would frequently lock
  the machine.  There appear to be jumpers on all of the Trident
  that determine whether the board will operate in zero-wait-state
  on the ISA bus.  Disabling the zero-wait-state mode via jumpers
  the lockups, but at the expense of performance.  Whether or not a
  given system will experience this problem is likely a combination of
  (a) bus speed, (b) video memory speed, and (c) dot clock speed.  So
  prepared for this phenomenon to occur, and have the board
  documentation handy.

  $XConsortium: trident.sgml,v 1.1 95/01/06 20:29:55 kaleb Exp $
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