I've got about 30 Compaq Deskpro 433/I computers for my science
department that I'd like to turn into Linux-based workstations. The
computers have the Compaq QVision 1024/I chipset with 512k of on-board
I've noticed that there is an Accelerated-X driver for the QVision
driver, but I can't afford commercial X licenses for these machines. So
I'm wondering if anyone has had any luck getting this combo running with
XFree? The computers have 240 MB HDs and 16 MB RAM.
Will I be able to run X in 800x600x8bit mode with this much memory?
There's a VRAM expansion module to upgrade the amount of video memory on
the motherboard. Does anyone know of a good third-party vendor for
Compaq parts? The official Compaq part is $120. Unless I can find a
really good price for the expansion module, I'll probably end up buying
a bunch of 1 MB ISA video cards and disabling the on-board video.
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