Problems With Trident "9440" Video card Install

Problems With Trident "9440" Video card Install

Post by ggomb.. » Tue, 14 May 1996 04:00:00



Hello;
        I have been attempting to install a Trident Video Card that has a "9440"
video chip set. Several differnet version of Linux have been tried with no
soultion. When I try to install standard Trident seriers Linux drivers a
"Trident Unknon Chip Set" error always occurs.
        Does any one know if this version of Local Buss video card if supported under
Linux and if so where can a suitable X-Windows video driver obtained ??

Any Help GREATLY Appreciated!!
Glenn Gombert
Dayton, Ohio

 
 
 

Problems With Trident "9440" Video card Install

Post by Langis Pitr » Tue, 14 May 1996 04:00:00



> Hello;
>         I have been attempting to install a Trident Video Card that has a "9440"
> video chip set. Several differnet version of Linux have been tried with no
> soultion. When I try to install standard Trident seriers Linux drivers a
> "Trident Unknon Chip Set" error always occurs.
>         Does any one know if this version of Local Buss video card if supported under
> Linux and if so where can a suitable X-Windows video driver obtained ??

> Any Help GREATLY Appreciated!!
> Glenn Gombert
> Dayton, Ohio

Hi,

you can ftp the "XF86_SVGA" server from the guys at
        x.physics.usyd.edu
located in a directory under 3.1.2D

I suggest you download and uncompress the file in a temporary directory and,
from that directory, type the command: XF86_SVGA -probeonly >& outfile
then have a look at the file outfile; it will probably tell you to modify
your XF86Config file to include the line: ClockChip "tgui". It will also
tell you if the server can handle your card.

If it does, you can replace your old server: /usr/X11/bin/XF86_SVGA
with the new one.

You will probably have to fiddle with your /usr/X11/lib/X11/XF86Config
file anyway depending on which monitor you have...

Have fun!

Langis (The Goose) Pitre

 
 
 

Problems With Trident "9440" Video card Install

Post by Langis Pitr » Wed, 15 May 1996 04:00:00


Sorry,

the address where you can get a XF86_SVGA server that supports a
trident tgui9440agi card is NOT:
        x.physics.usyd.edu
but rather:
        x.physics.usyd.edu.au

Langis.

 
 
 

Problems With Trident "9440" Video card Install

Post by Robert Schaef » Fri, 17 May 1996 04:00:00



>Hello;
>    I have been attempting to install a Trident Video Card that has a "9440"
>video chip set. Several differnet version of Linux have been tried with no
>soultion. When I try to install standard Trident seriers Linux drivers a
>"Trident Unknon Chip Set" error always occurs.
>    Does any one know if this version of Local Buss video card if supported under
>Linux and if so where can a suitable X-Windows video driver obtained ??

The problem is not the version of Linux, but your version of XFree86.
You need to get version 3.1.2D.  Its located at ftp.xfree86.org, then
look in the paths for either beta or 3.1.2D, and grab the appropriate
Linux executables (either ELF or a.out).  The server that you need to
get is the SVGA server.  Please make sure you grab ALL of the needed
files, including the libraries, binaries, and configuration files.  Its
going to take a while to get all of that downloaded, but if you want to
upgrade to 3.1.2E, you'll need them anyway.  (No, 3.1.2E is not out yet,
but its coming)  Once you have all of that, you should be able to use
the config program that comes with it to set up a XF86config file.  Let
me know if you need any more help or have more questions.

Bob Schaefer


 
 
 

Problems With Trident "9440" Video card Install

Post by lunasli » Sat, 18 May 1996 04:00:00




?>Hello;
?>       I have been attempting to install a Trident Video Card that has a
"9440"
<snip>

?The problem is not the version of Linux, but your version of XFree86.
?You need to get version 3.1.2D.  Its located at ftp.xfree86.org, then
?look in the paths for either beta or 3.1.2D, and grab the appropriate
?Linux executables (either ELF or a.out).  
<snip>
?Once you have all of that, you should be able to use
?the config program that comes with it to set up a XF86config file.  Let
?me know if you need any more help or have more questions.

Do you, by chance, know if 3.1.2D also supports TGUI 9680 as well?

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Problems With Trident "9440" Video card Install

Post by Vood » Sun, 19 May 1996 04:00:00



>Do you, by chance, know if 3.1.2D also supports TGUI 9680 as well?

<html>
<head>
<title>Supported chipsets</title>
</head>
<body>
<h1>1 <a name="s1">Supported chipsets</a></h1>
<p> <a href="trident.html#toc1">Contents of this section</a></p>

<p>The Trident driver has undergone major work for XFree86 3.1.2B.
Because of this work, all of the Trident SVGA chipsets, except
the very first one, are supported by both the color and monochrome
servers.
<blockquote>
<b>8800CS 8200LX
8900B 8900C 8900CL/D 9000 9000i 9100B
9200CXr 9320LCD 9400CXi 9420 9420DGi 9430DGi 9440AGi 9660XGi 9680</b>
</blockquote>

It must be noted that the 9000i chipset is treated as a 9000 by the
server.
Additionally the 9100B is treated
as a Trident 8900CL. Therefore it is equivalent to putting
`<code>Chipset "tvga8900cl"</code>' or
`<code>Chipset "tvga9000"</code>' in the <code>XF86Config</code> file.
Also,
note that the 9000i, 9100B have not been tested with the server,
but should work in this way according to the chipset
documentation.</p>
<p><b> NOTES: </b>
<ul>
<li>The TGUI9440/9660/9680 are now fully supported by the SVGA
server.</li>
<li>16 bits per pixel is now supported for the 8900D, 9200CXr,
9400CXi,
9420DGi, 9430DGi, 9440AGi, 9660XGi and 9680, but only the 9440AGi and
9400CXi
have been tested.</li>
<li>Linear access has been implemented for chipsets that support it.
It is enabled by default for PCI cards, and disabled by default for
other
cards.
Additionally Hardware cursor is implemented for the 9430, 9440, 9660
and 9680,
although only the 9440 and 9660 have been tested with the hardware
cursor.</li>
<li>The following options may be specified for the Trident driver:
<dl>
<dt><b>Option "nolinear"</b><dd><p>Turn off linear mapping</p>
<dt><b>Option "linear"</b><dd><p>Force linear mapping.  Use this if
you have a non-PCI card and
require 16bpp support.  Note: ISA cards can only access up to
16MB of memory, so be sure you have less than this or it could
cause a system hang.</p>
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Problems With Trident "9440" Video card Install

Post by Duong Minh » Sat, 08 Jun 1996 04:00:00




>>Do you, by chance, know if 3.1.2D also supports TGUI 9680 as well?
><html>
><head>
><title>Supported chipsets</title>
></head>
><body>
><h1>1 <a name="s1">Supported chipsets</a></h1>
><p> <a href="trident.html#toc1">Contents of this section</a></p>
><p>The Trident driver has undergone major work for XFree86 3.1.2B.
>Because of this work, all of the Trident SVGA chipsets, except
>the very first one, are supported by both the color and monochrome
>servers.
><blockquote>
><b>8800CS 8200LX
>8900B 8900C 8900CL/D 9000 9000i 9100B
>9200CXr 9320LCD 9400CXi 9420 9420DGi 9430DGi 9440AGi 9660XGi 9680</b>
></blockquote>
>It must be noted that the 9000i chipset is treated as a 9000 by the
>server.
>Additionally the 9100B is treated
>as a Trident 8900CL. Therefore it is equivalent to putting
>`<code>Chipset "tvga8900cl"</code>' or
>`<code>Chipset "tvga9000"</code>' in the <code>XF86Config</code> file.
>Also,
>note that the 9000i, 9100B have not been tested with the server,
>but should work in this way according to the chipset
>documentation.</p>
><p><b> NOTES: </b>
><ul>
><li>The TGUI9440/9660/9680 are now fully supported by the SVGA
>server.</li>
><li>16 bits per pixel is now supported for the 8900D, 9200CXr,
>9400CXi,
>9420DGi, 9430DGi, 9440AGi, 9660XGi and 9680, but only the 9440AGi and
>9400CXi
>have been tested.</li>
><li>Linear access has been implemented for chipsets that support it.
>It is enabled by default for PCI cards, and disabled by default for
>other
>cards.
>Additionally Hardware cursor is implemented for the 9430, 9440, 9660
>and 9680,
>although only the 9440 and 9660 have been tested with the hardware
>cursor.</li>
><li>The following options may be specified for the Trident driver:
><dl>
><dt><b>Option "nolinear"</b><dd><p>Turn off linear mapping</p>
><dt><b>Option "linear"</b><dd><p>Force linear mapping.  Use this if
>you have a non-PCI card and
>require 16bpp support.  Note: ISA cards can only access up to
>16MB of memory, so be sure you have less than this or it could
>cause a system hang.</p>

I have a Trident 9440 AGI cad but don't know where to get the SVGA
server for 3.1.2.D. Can you help?

Thanks
 
 
 

Problems With Trident "9440" Video card Install

Post by Robert Schaef » Tue, 11 Jun 1996 04:00:00





>I have a Trident 9440 AGI cad but don't know where to get the SVGA
>server for 3.1.2.D. Can you help?

>Thanks

This information is now a little behind the times.  You now want
3.1.2D/E betas.  both of which are available from ftp.xfree86.org.
Download 3.1.2D first, install it, and then promptly download/install
3.1.2E.  The problem with 3.1.2D is that it expired on the first of this
month and won't run, but you need it to get the 3.1.2E upgrade.

Bob Schaefer


 
 
 

Problems With Trident "9440" Video card Install

Post by seamon.. » Wed, 12 Jun 1996 04:00:00


I have a Thinkpad 760E which has the TGUI 9320 LCD controller in it.  
I have downloaded the X3.1.2 D and E versions and the D version
expires and the E version does not work right.  What is happening is
that the display seems to have every other pixel lit up.  If change
linear to nolinear in XF86Config, it behaves exactly the same.  The
display works, it just has only evry other line lit up.  I am using
the 760 C setup files which were mailed to me from working systems,
but obviously something in the system has changed so that the current
driver won't work right.  It is a 16 bpp 800x600 LCD panel and I have
seen D working on a friends 760C, but the same setup won't work on the
newer machine.

Any ideas?  I could even download the XF86_SVGA server and try some
things if I knew where to poke around.

I am using the 1.2.13 kernel which works just fine.

 
 
 

Problems With Trident "9440" Video card Install

Post by AlPosi » Wed, 26 Jun 1996 04:00:00


I had nothing but problems with XFree86 on my 755cx, so much so that I
gave up but then I got Caldera and it installed Accelerated X and it
worked great, after I called IBM to find out which chipset they're using.

Good Luck.

 
 
 

1. XServer Driver for "Trident 9440 PCI VGA"?

Hi,

I've just upgraded my motherboard and Video Card lately,
previously I had a Cirrus Logic Video Card and now have
Trident 9440, and having problems tring to configure the
XServer.

I've reconfigured it so that it uses the Driver "Trident
(generic)" option 118 form the driver database and doesn't
seem to work well at all.

I guess my question is, is there an update driver database
that I could download off the net that has support for the
type of video card I have installed.

My Linux version is 1.2.8
   Video card is Trident 9440 PCI VGA 2Mb Seirra DACRAM


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