How to configure: S3_ViRGE server

How to configure: S3_ViRGE server

Post by Felix Ya » Sun, 21 Sep 1997 04:00:00



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Hi, I just recently installed the Slackware 3.3 (kernel 2.0.30), but I
could not get the XFree 3.3 to work properly with
my video card, which is Diamond Stealth 3D 2000 (S3_ViRGE chipsets).
Amount those numerouse trials, I did
manage to get the X to work twice , with the same XF86Config file.  Most
of the time, the X windows just locks up.  And I have to power off my
computer to get out of that (extremely annoying).   The following is
what I did:

I first used xf86config to configure the x server, and selected X11_S3V
server.  In the process, I found out that the
correct RAMDAC and Clock chip types are not updated in the database.
So, I just the S3 generic DAC and clock
chips at the xf86config prompts.  After I existed from the xf86config, I
then edited the XF86Config file, in which I
added "s3_trio64" and "s3_trio64" to the "Ramdac" and "Clock chip"
lines, respectively.

I used this configuration to start x.  It did work once, and only.
Then, I change the clock chip type to s3_trio32.
Again, it only work one time.  Later, I changed to the generic SVGA
server (supposedly supports s3_ViGRE).  The
same symptom observed.  I got a blue screeen that I cannot do anything
about it :-(

Another question:  What are the procedures to install a print filter for
my HP 6L? details please.

Could someone help me out?

thanks,

fy

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<FONT SIZE=-1>Hi, I just recently installed the Slackware 3.3 (kernel 2.0.30),
but I could not get the XFree 3.3 to work properly with</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=-1>my video card, which is Diamond Stealth 3D 2000 (S3_ViRGE
chipsets).&nbsp; Amount those numerouse trials, I did</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=-1>manage to get the X to work twice , with the same XF86Config
file.&nbsp; Most of the time, the X windows just locks up.&nbsp; And I
have to power off my computer to get out of that (extremely annoying).&nbsp;&nbsp;
The following is what I did:</FONT><FONT SIZE=-1></FONT>

<P><FONT SIZE=-1>I first used xf86config to configure the x server, and
selected X11_S3V server.&nbsp; In the process, I found out that the</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=-1>correct RAMDAC and Clock chip types are not updated in
the database.&nbsp; So, I just the S3 generic DAC and clock</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=-1>chips at the xf86config prompts.&nbsp; After I existed
from the xf86config, I then edited the XF86Config file, in which I</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=-1>added "s3_trio64" and "s3_trio64" to the "Ramdac" and
"Clock chip" lines, respectively.</FONT><FONT SIZE=-1></FONT>

<P><FONT SIZE=-1>I used this configuration to start x.&nbsp; It did work
once, and only.&nbsp; Then, I change the clock chip type to s3_trio32.</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=-1>Again, it only work one time.&nbsp; Later, I changed
to the generic SVGA server (supposedly supports s3_ViGRE).&nbsp; The</FONT>
<BR><FONT SIZE=-1>same symptom observed.&nbsp; I got a blue screeen that
I cannot do anything about it :-(</FONT><FONT SIZE=-1></FONT>

<P><FONT SIZE=-1>Another question:&nbsp; What are the procedures to install
a print filter for my HP 6L? details please.</FONT><FONT SIZE=-1></FONT>

<P><FONT SIZE=-1>Could someone help me out?</FONT><FONT SIZE=-1></FONT>

<P><FONT SIZE=-1>thanks,</FONT><FONT SIZE=-1></FONT>

<P><FONT SIZE=-1>fy</FONT></HTML>

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How to configure: S3_ViRGE server

Post by Mike Ivers » Mon, 22 Sep 1997 04:00:00



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>Hi, I just recently installed the Slackware 3.3 (kernel 2.0.30), but I
>could not get the XFree 3.3 to work properly with
>my video card, which is Diamond Stealth 3D 2000 (S3_ViRGE chipsets).
>Amount those numerouse trials, I did
>manage to get the X to work twice , with the same XF86Config file.  Most
>of the time, the X windows just locks up.  And I have to power off my
>computer to get out of that (extremely annoying).   The following is
>what I did:

>I first used xf86config to configure the x server, and selected X11_S3V
>server.  In the process, I found out that the
>correct RAMDAC and Clock chip types are not updated in the database.
>So, I just the S3 generic DAC and clock
>chips at the xf86config prompts.  After I existed from the xf86config, I
>then edited the XF86Config file, in which I
>added "s3_trio64" and "s3_trio64" to the "Ramdac" and "Clock chip"
>lines, respectively.

I'm not sitting at the right computer to check right now, but I think the
right thing to do is to not specify a clock chip. I don't think I specified
a DAC either, or took some default setting. Check the README.S3V file for some
details.

If you still have problems, email me, and I'll mail you my xf86config file
as a reference.

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Quote:>I used this configuration to start x.  It did work once, and only.
>Then, I change the clock chip type to s3_trio32.
>Again, it only work one time.  Later, I changed to the generic SVGA
>server (supposedly supports s3_ViGRE).  The
>same symptom observed.  I got a blue screeen that I cannot do anything
>about it :-(

>Another question:  What are the procedures to install a print filter for
>my HP 6L? details please.

>Could someone help me out?

>thanks,

>fy

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><FONT SIZE=-1>Hi, I just recently installed the Slackware 3.3 (kernel 2.0.30),
>but I could not get the XFree 3.3 to work properly with</FONT>
><BR><FONT SIZE=-1>my video card, which is Diamond Stealth 3D 2000 (S3_ViRGE
>chipsets).&nbsp; Amount those numerouse trials, I did</FONT>
><BR><FONT SIZE=-1>manage to get the X to work twice , with the same XF86Config
>file.&nbsp; Most of the time, the X windows just locks up.&nbsp; And I
>have to power off my computer to get out of that (extremely annoying).&nbsp;&nbsp;
>The following is what I did:</FONT><FONT SIZE=-1></FONT>

><P><FONT SIZE=-1>I first used xf86config to configure the x server, and
>selected X11_S3V server.&nbsp; In the process, I found out that the</FONT>
><BR><FONT SIZE=-1>correct RAMDAC and Clock chip types are not updated in
>the database.&nbsp; So, I just the S3 generic DAC and clock</FONT>
><BR><FONT SIZE=-1>chips at the xf86config prompts.&nbsp; After I existed
>from the xf86config, I then edited the XF86Config file, in which I</FONT>
><BR><FONT SIZE=-1>added "s3_trio64" and "s3_trio64" to the "Ramdac" and
>"Clock chip" lines, respectively.</FONT><FONT SIZE=-1></FONT>

><P><FONT SIZE=-1>I used this configuration to start x.&nbsp; It did work
>once, and only.&nbsp; Then, I change the clock chip type to s3_trio32.</FONT>
><BR><FONT SIZE=-1>Again, it only work one time.&nbsp; Later, I changed
>to the generic SVGA server (supposedly supports s3_ViGRE).&nbsp; The</FONT>
><BR><FONT SIZE=-1>same symptom observed.&nbsp; I got a blue screeen that
>I cannot do anything about it :-(</FONT><FONT SIZE=-1></FONT>

><P><FONT SIZE=-1>Another question:&nbsp; What are the procedures to install
>a print filter for my HP 6L? details please.</FONT><FONT SIZE=-1></FONT>

><P><FONT SIZE=-1>Could someone help me out?</FONT><FONT SIZE=-1></FONT>

><P><FONT SIZE=-1>thanks,</FONT><FONT SIZE=-1></FONT>

><P><FONT SIZE=-1>fy</FONT></HTML>

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How to configure: S3_ViRGE server

Post by Joshua Hulber » Mon, 22 Sep 1997 04:00:00



>  my video card, which is Diamond Stealth 3D 2000 (S3_ViRGE chipsets).
> Amount those numerouse trials, I did

> I first used xf86config to configure the x server, and selected
> X11_S3V server.  In the process, I found out that the
> correct RAMDAC and Clock chip types are not updated in the database.
> So, I just the S3 generic DAC and clock

I use this same card with XF86 3.3.1 with no troubles whatsoever.  Do
NOT specify a RAMDAC or Clock chip, as these are autodetected when the
server initializes (I think).  Use the S3V server, and your problems
should be solved.  I configured mine for 1024x768, 16bpp and it runs
quite well with Enlightenment.  The accelerated server for this card
seems to be very nice, and in fact was updated for this latest release
of XFree86.  If you have problems, I'd be happy to mail my XF86Config.

Cheers,

JH

 
 
 

How to configure: S3_ViRGE server

Post by Mike Eyma » Thu, 02 Oct 1997 04:00:00



>  Hi, I just recently installed the Slackware 3.3 (kernel 2.0.30), but
> I could not get the XFree 3.3 to work properly with
> my video card, which is Diamond Stealth 3D 2000 (S3_ViRGE chipsets).
> Amount those numerouse trials, I did
> manage to get the X to work twice , with the same XF86Config file.
> Most of the time, the X windows just locks up.  And I have to power
> off my computer to get out of that (extremely annoying).   The
> following is what I did:

> I first used xf86config to configure the x server, and selected
> X11_S3V server.  In the process, I found out that the
> correct RAMDAC and Clock chip types are not updated in the database.
> So, I just the S3 generic DAC and clock
> chips at the xf86config prompts.  After I existed from the xf86config,
> I then edited the XF86Config file, in which I
> added "s3_trio64" and "s3_trio64" to the "Ramdac" and "Clock chip"
> lines, respectively.

> I used this configuration to start x.  It did work once, and only.
> Then, I change the clock chip type to s3_trio32.
> Again, it only work one time.  Later, I changed to the generic SVGA
> server (supposedly supports s3_ViGRE).  The
> same symptom observed.  I got a blue screeen that I cannot do anything
> about it :-(

> Another question:  What are the procedures to install a print filter
> for my HP 6L? details please.

> Could someone help me out?

> thanks,

> fy i

I also have read that this card is supported in the standard SVGA
server.  I plan to buy this card in about a week.Mike
 
 
 

1. XFree86 SVGA s3_virge setup problems

Configuration:
S3 ViRGE/GX Card - 2048KB
Sony Multiscan 17sfII

I don't have any specs on the Card.
The specs I have for the monitor are:
Phys Resolution:  Horizontal: Max 1280
                  Vertical:   Max 1024

Deflection Freq:  Horizontal: 31 to 65 kHz
                  Vertical:   50 to 120 Hz

I'm a newbie trying to configure X, and I have two problems which I
can't seem to solve.  I have read the HOWTO docs on XFree86 and XFree86
Video Timings, but I'm still stuck.

Problem 1:
The display (at 1024X768  8-bit color) seems to have a sync problem.
When I drag windows around, or when text is scrolling, it leaves behind
a trail of pixel garbage.  And, the left side of the screen seems
shifted about an 1/8 inch and this area is a mirror of what is on the
right edge of the screen. I think I need to tweak the modeline, but I
don't have all the specs for the monitor or the graphics card.  Here's
the modeline generated by XF86Setup:

  "1024X768"  85.00  1024 1032 1152 1360 768 784 787 823

Problem 2:
The XWindows mouse icon has a white, vertically-striped rectangle
attached to the lower left of the "X".

Thanks,
Daniel

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