>>I can get 800x600x256 running with the XFree86 server, but no
>>better. I think I'm lucky doing more than 640x480, to be honest.
>Count yourself *very* lucky.
:-) I should add that I'm doing this on a NEC Versa with an 800x600 LCD.
Quote:>the problem is that the driver was written for one of the older
>chipsets, and the programmer aparently never figured out how to
>program the clock chip. Hence, a probe only returns the VGA mode
>clocks. Just a bunch of 25's and 28's.
With XFree86, I've been able to specify modelines with a clock of 65.
No idea if it's actually putting out 65, but it looked sharper than
the equivalent modeline at a 28.3 clock. This is all for an external
monitor, btw - the LCD doesn't seem to care about sync pulses or clocks.
Quote:>An alternative is Metro X. I learned today that they will most likely
>be shipping a new driver for those chips with their X server version
>2.3.4 in about a month. Still at the introductory price of $99.
Great! Is there contact information for them somewhere? I found
http://www.metrolink.com/Metro.html, is that them?
Quote:>No, I don't work for them or represent them, nor do I know if X
>Inside offers any support for that chip or not in their newest version
XInside is http://www.xinside.com/. I was able to use one of their
beta servers to drive an external monitor at 1024x768, but there were
some bugs. Last I heard they were having trouble getting the Versa to
work (something about needing to develop for the LCD as well as the
chipset), so they might or might not have Versa support in a
Quote:>You might also contact XFree86 and see if they are working on
>a driver at all...that chip is becoming increasingly popular in
>laptops for some reason.
I've never gotten an answer from the XFree folks :-( I'm in contact
with a few people who sounded like they may be interested in hacking
on the driver, but no one has gotten anywhere. At this point I'm ready
to buy a server.