I have just setup a new PC running SuSE 5.3, but have a couple of
XFree problems with the ELSA Synergy Permedia 2 card (8Mb vid mem)
that came installed in the machines.
The least of my problems is not being able to get a decent
1280x1024 config - I can get a 1280x1024x24 screen with a 76 Hz
refresh, but nothing better. I haven't been able to get a higher
refresh rate out of the card (I'd like 85 Hz ideally) and have
had no luck at all at getting a 1280x1024x32 screen mode. Surely
a card with 8 Mb video memory should be able to get these refresh
rates - the RAMDAC is 230 MHz so it should be able to cope. Is
Rather more annoying is the fact that a number of graphical X programs
seem to crash the 3DLabs X-server quite abruptly. I've tried
reinstalling the SuSE XFree 3.3.3 rpm files, but still programs
like GIMP crash the X-server. Oddly enough, other less graphical X
programs work fine - and the system is generally quite stable until
I try running GIMP.