>> I have a Diamond Stealth 64 VRAM 3240 (TI RAMDAC) video card
>> with 2Mb RAM. Under XFree86 3.6.x using the SVGA driver worked
>> fine for 1152x864 16b color depth.
>> Now, it is no longer supproted by XFree86 4.3.x as an S3 card.
>> (SVGA driver does not exitst anymore in this version)
>> I have to use the vesa driver with a resolution 1024x768
>> Vesa does not support 1152x864 (?).
>> Can anyone think of a way to get my video card to 1152x864 ?
>> Does anyone know how to get my video card to use the S3 driver
>> without crashing on the RAMDAC probe of XFree86.
> Ah ha! So that's why my redhat 9 does not work.
> You are not alone. I also have that board, and I got the RAMDAC message
> when the boot failed.
> Please post any more info you have. Do I need to re-install and pick
> the vesa driver? Is that the name of it, "vesa"?
No, you don't have to re-install.... at least not if you start in
textmode. You can simply edit the /etc/X11/XF86Config file and replace the
"s3" driver with "vesa" .
If you going to re-install, make sure you start in text mode.
If you are not a typer-person, make sure you install "mc" ( midnight
commander ), which helps you to quickly go through the directory
structures and edit/view files..
After reboot you get a text screen where you will be prompted for username and
password .... When you are logged in, you have to type "startx" ( took me
a while to find out ) to start the x-server which starts the nice
graphical interface ( Gnome/KDE/.. ).
Oh... if you want to edit the XF86Config file, you need "root" permissins.