> It's end of May and here it is: the new S3 server binary for Linux with support
> for cards with S3 968 and TVP3026 ramdac.
> you can find it in
> and some time later hopefully on all our mirrors, and (esp. for german users)
That was great timing for me, as I just picked up a Diamond Stealth 64 Video
VRAM card! Now, I have a couple of XFree-newbie questions, if you'll indulge
me. I've got XFree up and running (sort of), but I get a terrible amount of
noise on the screen... doesn't seem to matter what resolution, but I get lots
of lines running through the screen (even when I'm not doing anything).
I created a basic XF86Config using (what else) 'xf86config'. I did not choose
a card from the list, but I'm using the S3 server. I'm setting
Option "Diamond" as specified in the readme, and the server seems to detect the
RAMDAC ok (ti3026) and sets the max clock to 135. Is there an option that I
need to set?
Also, once I get the noise cleared up, how do I get the server to run in 16bpp
mode? I tried removing the 8bpp section from the device description, but that
just caused startup to fail with a "no 8bit config" error.
Any clues will be appreciated... I can post the XF86Config file once it's
working for others to use, and I can post what I have now if that'll be any
Sean M. Carey
HESD Software and Electronic Product Development
3M Company, St. Paul, MN