Q: 86C260 - unknown S3 chipset: chip_id = 0x8c03 rev. 2

Q: 86C260 - unknown S3 chipset: chip_id = 0x8c03 rev. 2

Post by Parto Chobeir » Thu, 27 Aug 1998 04:00:00



Hi,

I am trying to get Linux running on a notebook with an S3 Virge/MX 4MB
video card. Whenever I start XF86_S3V or XF86_S3, I get the message
"unknown S3 chipset" although the X documentation says it supports
Virge/MX (86C260).

SuperProbe says "Chipset: S3 (chipset unknown) (Port probed) Signature
data: e18c0302, Memory: 8192 Kbytes".

Using XF86_SVGA does not help very much because it starts only in
320x200 mode.

Using "sis86c205" as the "Chipset" setting helps a little bit: X starts
in 1024x768 mode but the graphics are totally corrupted.

I tried "s3_virge" and "s3_svga" as chipset but XF86_SVGA tells me that
both are invalid chipsets -- although XF86_SVGA -showconfig shows these
two...

I am running XFree86 3.3.2.

With Windows NT 4 the card runs with 1024x768x65536.

Any help for solving this problem would be greatly appreciated.

PARTO CHOBEIRY

 
 
 

Q: 86C260 - unknown S3 chipset: chip_id = 0x8c03 rev. 2

Post by Wayne Pric » Thu, 27 Aug 1998 04:00:00



> I am trying to get Linux running on a notebook with an S3 Virge/MX 4MB
> video card. Whenever I start XF86_S3V or XF86_S3, I get the message
> "unknown S3 chipset" although the X documentation says it supports
> Virge/MX (86C260).

Try getting the latest SVGA server... X3323SVGA.tgz. That should
recognize the card, although you might have problems. I have an MX+
which seems even more unstable than all the notes I've read about
problems with the MX.

Wayne
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1. Help with new S3 video card: S3: Unknown S3 chipset chip_id = 0x31e1 rev. 61

Hello,

For a friend without internet i do have a question.
He has a new bought S3 PCI 2MB (i thought a Trio64) video card and want to
run X now :)

When trying to start X he gets the message:

<snip>
(--) S3: Mode "400x300" needs hsync freq of 48.08 kHz. Deleted.
(--) S3: Mode "480x300" needs hsync freq of 39.56 kHz. Deleted.
(--) S3: Mode "480x300" needs hsync freq of 48.00 kHz. Deleted.
(**) FontPath set to
"/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/,/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/,/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo/,/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi(--)
S3: Unknown S3 chipset:
chip_id = 0x31e1 rev. 61

 *** None of the configured devices were detected.***

Does anyone know what could be the problem here?

Thanks,

Arjan Filius

--------------------------------------------------------------
Argh!  All right, so how am I supposed to work with Linux when
everything's already been done?!  Can't these people leave some
broken MSDOS like parts so there's problems left to solve!?....

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