et4000/w32p at > 8bpp

et4000/w32p at > 8bpp

Post by root » Mon, 14 Apr 1997 04:00:00



Hi,

I have a Tseng et4000/w32p based graphics adapter with 2MB RAM.
With the tools and drivers provided by the manufacturer, I can
get 64K colors at 1024x768, or 16M colors at 800x600, in Win95.
From this, it appears that the board can work at > 8bpp.

However, when I am in Linux, all attempts to get > 256 colors
fail. The SVGA server says "16bpp is not supported by this chipset."
And the W32 server just hangs in any mode.

I tried the latest W32 accel server, and that also hangs.
Latest SVGA server complains the same - "16bpp is not supported
by this chipset."

In an attempt to get this card to work, I upgraded my machine to
latest Linux (3.0.29), and latest Xfree86 (3.2.A), etc., but no luck!

Has anyone ever managed to get a et4000/w32p with 2MB RAM to yield

Quote:> 256 colors? Or, is the manufacturer doing some tricks in Win95

which Xfree86 is not able to do?

Should I through my card in to a dust bin and buy a new card?
I just want to get this beast to give me 64K colors. Please help.

Thanks for your timeand help.

Regards.

-- venu

 
 
 

et4000/w32p at > 8bpp

Post by Trong T Dan » Tue, 22 Apr 1997 04:00:00



> Hi,

> I have a Tseng et4000/w32p based graphics adapter with 2MB RAM.
> With the tools and drivers provided by the manufacturer, I can
> get 64K colors at 1024x768, or 16M colors at 800x600, in Win95.
> From this, it appears that the board can work at > 8bpp.

> However, when I am in Linux, all attempts to get > 256 colors
> fail. The SVGA server says "16bpp is not supported by this chipset."
> And the W32 server just hangs in any mode.

> I tried the latest W32 accel server, and that also hangs.
> Latest SVGA server complains the same - "16bpp is not supported
> by this chipset."

> In an attempt to get this card to work, I upgraded my machine to
> latest Linux (3.0.29), and latest Xfree86 (3.2.A), etc., but no luck!

> Has anyone ever managed to get a et4000/w32p with 2MB RAM to yield
> > 256 colors? Or, is the manufacturer doing some tricks in Win95
> which Xfree86 is not able to do?

> Should I through my card in to a dust bin and buy a new card?
> I just want to get this beast to give me 64K colors. Please help.

> Thanks for your timeand help.

> Regards.

> -- venu

Yeah, you better trash it. I had a et4000/w32p before, xfree driver
doesn't support
et4000/w32p with color > 256.  Anyway, Tseng is a shitty chipset. I
threw it away
with curses... made me felt bad 'cause I paid > $100 bucks to have it.

 
 
 

et4000/w32p at > 8bpp

Post by Andy Grove » Wed, 23 Apr 1997 04:00:00



> I have a Tseng et4000/w32p based graphics adapter with 2MB RAM.
> With the tools and drivers provided by the manufacturer, I can
> get 64K colors at 1024x768, or 16M colors at 800x600, in Win95.
> From this, it appears that the board can work at > 8bpp.

Yes, XFree doesn't yet support greater than 8 bpp for W32p.  All
commercial X servers do, though.  Of course, that means some money, but
certainly less money than buying a whole new video card!

regards -- Andy

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et4000/w32p at > 8bpp

Post by Arnaud Gomes-do-Val » Wed, 23 Apr 1997 04:00:00




> > I have a Tseng et4000/w32p based graphics adapter with 2MB RAM.
> > With the tools and drivers provided by the manufacturer, I can
> > get 64K colors at 1024x768, or 16M colors at 800x600, in Win95.
> > From this, it appears that the board can work at > 8bpp.

> Yes, XFree doesn't yet support greater than 8 bpp for W32p.  All
> commercial X servers do, though.  Of course, that means some money, but
> certainly less money than buying a whole new video card!

> regards -- Andy

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I have the same problem with my ET6000-based video card. And MetroX has
no ET6000 driver :-( (I have got the Red Hat 4.1)
Does anyone know where I could find one (if it does exist)?

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et4000/w32p at > 8bpp

Post by Jonas Munsin FY » Thu, 24 Apr 1997 04:00:00



: > > I have a Tseng et4000/w32p based graphics adapter with 2MB RAM.
: > > With the tools and drivers provided by the manufacturer, I can
: > > get 64K colors at 1024x768, or 16M colors at 800x600, in Win95.
: > > From this, it appears that the board can work at > 8bpp.
: > Yes, XFree doesn't yet support greater than 8 bpp for W32p.  All
: > commercial X servers do, though.  Of course, that means some money, but
: > certainly less money than buying a whole new video card!
: I have the same problem with my ET6000-based video card. And MetroX has
: no ET6000 driver :-( (I have got the Red Hat 4.1)
: Does anyone know where I could find one (if it does exist)?

Try www.xfree86.org and get the 3.2A beta version, works like a dream
for me. And I think the svga server in the non-free version supports

Quote:>8 bpp, too, but it's pretty slow.

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et4000/w32p at > 8bpp

Post by John Culleto » Thu, 24 Apr 1997 04:00:00






(stuff deleted)

> Try www.xfree86.org and get the 3.2A beta version, works like a dream
> for me. And I think the svga server in the non-free version supports
> >8 bpp, too, but it's pretty slow.

> --
> Jonas Munsin          Physics student at ?bo Akademi | A social life?

Does your 3.2A work at > 256 with an ET4000 or 6000? I get a message
that 16bpp is not supported for the ET4000 yet.

 
 
 

et4000/w32p at > 8bpp

Post by Jonas Munsin FY » Fri, 25 Apr 1997 04:00:00


: (stuff deleted)
: > Try www.xfree86.org and get the 3.2A beta version, works like a dream
: > for me. And I think the svga server in the non-free version supports
: > >8 bpp, too, but it's pretty slow.
: > Jonas Munsin          Physics student at ?bo Akademi | A social life?
: Does your 3.2A work at > 256 with an ET4000 or 6000? I get a message
: that 16bpp is not supported for the ET4000 yet.

I have an et6000, but as far as I can remember, at least some et4000
should be supported, too. And you are using the _SVGA-server_, aren't
you?

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1. >256 colors @1024x768 with ET4000/W32p board?

I've got a Cardex Challenger ET4000/W32p PCI video board with 2MB of RAM
on-board.  Under OS/2, this gives me 64k colors at 1024x768 resolution,
but under X (either Metro-X in RedHat 4.0 or XFree86), it maxes out at
256 colors, which is annoying because lots of programs seem to grab lots
of colors, so I run out rather quickly.  Anyhow, is there any hope for
getting more than 256 colors out of this board, or should I plan on either
making do or buying a new video card?  Even if this support is just
something that's planned for a future release of XFree86 or Metro-X, I'd
be willing to wait a couple of months (I'd have to do that anyhow, since
I've blown my monthly computer money for the next month or two on a Zip
drive....).  Thanks for any information.

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