Trident ProVida 9685 and ViewSonic E641 XF86config

Trident ProVida 9685 and ViewSonic E641 XF86config

Post by Timothy R. Smi » Wed, 04 Feb 1998 04:00:00



I am using Red Hat Linux 5.0.  I have a Trident ProVida 9685
2MB PCI Video card and a 14" ViewSonic E641 monitor.

I seem to only get 640x480 to work at best.  I have tried
XConfigurator, XF86config and editing by hand.  My monitor is
in the monitor list.  The Trident 9680 video card is in the
video card list.  The 9685 specifically is not, however from
what I read the 9680 would be the one to choose.

Can anyone help me???

If anyone would be so kind as to post or let me know the proper
settings or what I need to do to get things working it would be
very greatly appreciated.

I would like to do 800x600.  Is this possible with my configuration?

Thanks.

Timothy R. Smith

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Trident ProVida 9685 and ViewSonic E641 XF86config

Post by Chri » Thu, 05 Feb 1998 04:00:00


On 3 Feb 1998 12:54:16 -0500, Timothy R. Smith quipped:

Quote:>I am using Red Hat Linux 5.0.  I have a Trident ProVida 9685
>The Trident 9680 video card is in the
>video card list.  The 9685 specifically is not

I run a Trident Pro-Videa 2MB at 800x600 at 16bpp rock solid 1024x768 is
also solid but a bit grainy looking.  You need to make sure your version
of XFree86 if that is what you're running as your X server, is the most
current version.  My setup is RH 4.2 kernel 2.0.32 with XFree 3.3.1 and
the SVGA server is the one the www.XFree86.org people spec to use with
the 9685 chipset.

Read the RELNOTES from their ftp site and they'll explain what you
specifically need to use for the 9685.  After installing if necessary,
you will most definitely need to hand hack the configuration file for X
to get the most out of the card.  Run the xvidtune utility once X is up
and click AUTO then max out the height and width until max with stability
is reached, then click SHOW and print out/write down/or cut paste the
mode lines to be inserted to your config file.

For a $35 card, it really isn't that bad, and I figured I was "asking for
it" by cutting corners on video.....Matrox or Diamond, here I come!  You
just may want to reconsider and get yourself a S3 based card, they really
aren't much money and they run a hell of a lot nicer....
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