I haven't been able to get Xwindows to work off Slackware 3.0
(Infomagic 9/96, Xfree 3.1.2, Linux 2.0)
(Hardware: Micron Millennia Pentium 133,
Diamond Stealth 64 2001 Graphics: 2Mb, ARK2000PV, ICS5342-3 DAC
Monitor: I believe its an ADI5E, pretty standard SVGA monitor,
I can (sort of) get Xfree to work when I use the VGA server.
When I try to run the SVGA server (which claims to support the ARK2000PV
chipset), it sorts through the various video modes, and then just sits there
(black screen). Ctrl-Alt-Backspace won't kill the server, but switching
consoles (Alt-F2) will make the Xserver realize it can't communicate to the
Xclient, and dumps core. There are no other obvious error messages.
I run MAKEDEV console, xf86config, use the menu to select the DAC, add a
ChipSet line, check the /var/X11R6/bin link, run startx, and wallah, nothing.
And I've done my share of configuration variations.
I would REALLY, REALLY appreciate a response from someone who has this hideous
video card. (preferably someone who got X to work...)
As a side note, I can't get the LINUX page from Diamond anymore. Does anyone
know if Diamond has resumed its antipathy with XFree86, or is it merely
reverting to benign neglect?
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