I am trying to get XFree86 3.3 running on Slackware Linux 2.0.??
using an STB Trio64 (Powergraph64) card with 2MB of DRAM which of
course uses the S3 Trio64 chip (86C764). The monitor is a
Gateway 2000 Vivitron 1572 15". Everything works fine in Win95.
I first tried configuring XFree86 3.2 (from a CDROM set) by using
the xf86config program. I found the card listed and filled out all
the info. When I run "startx" I get a very brief flash of color and
then my monitor goes black and briefly makes some noise.
Alt-Ctrl-Backspace does not seem to work. Linux is still running in
the background (I flip through some Alt-F keys and eventually I can
issue "shutdown -r now" even though the screen is still black). I
have tried numerous configurations but I always get the same
I then installed XFree86 3.3 and I tried the xf86config program
again and meet the same results. I then tried the XF86Setup program
and once I answer yes (to start the graphics) I get the same behavior.
I made sure I had the correct servers - XF86_S3 (and XF86_VGA16 for
the XF86Setup). My card is supposed to be VGA compatible and it
should run with the VGA16 server. I have again tried many different
configurations (mode lines, etc...) and always get
the same results.
I have read all the FAQS and HOW-TOs that I could find (except
for this newsgroup, which I have not seen yet) and have spent about a
week on this problem and I am getting nowhere. Any advice would be
Mentor Graphics, IC Group (Warren, NJ)