Riva128 in XFree86 3.3.3- Snowing at 32bpp?

Riva128 in XFree86 3.3.3- Snowing at 32bpp?

Post by Matt Willi » Sun, 24 Jan 1999 04:00:00



I was using Xfree86 3.3.2 with my STB Velocity 128 and it had "snow" at
32bpp. That made 32bpp very annoying. I fixed this up by installing a
fixed-up [binary-only] SVGA driver I found at

                     http://www.rivazone.com/#linux

If I upgrade to 3.3.3 will I see the snow at 32bpp? Is anybody using
3.3.3 with Riva128 at 32bpp and know what I'm talking about?

(I ask because the www.xfree86.org website says nothing about fixing
snow
but does say something about "The driver should now utilize the Riva 128
to
its full capabilities.")

Thanks,

Matt Willis

 
 
 

Riva128 in XFree86 3.3.3- Snowing at 32bpp?

Post by Pat Segui » Mon, 25 Jan 1999 04:00:00



> I was using Xfree86 3.3.2 with my STB Velocity 128 and it had "snow" at
> 32bpp. That made 32bpp very annoying. I fixed this up by installing a
> fixed-up [binary-only] SVGA driver I found at

>                      http://www.rivazone.com/#linux

> If I upgrade to 3.3.3 will I see the snow at 32bpp? Is anybody using
> 3.3.3 with Riva128 at 32bpp and know what I'm talking about?

> (I ask because the www.xfree86.org website says nothing about fixing
> snow
> but does say something about "The driver should now utilize the Riva 128
> to
> its full capabilities.")

> Thanks,

> Matt Willis

Hello. 3.3.3 fixes the snow problem. It basically incorporates the driver
you're using now.

-Pat

 
 
 

Riva128 in XFree86 3.3.3- Snowing at 32bpp?

Post by Reid Rivenburg » Mon, 25 Jan 1999 04:00:00


 >> Pat Seguin writes:


 >> I was using Xfree86 3.3.2 with my STB Velocity 128 and it had
 >> "snow" at 32bpp. That made 32bpp very annoying. I fixed this up by
 >> installing a fixed-up [binary-only] SVGA driver I found at
 >>
 >> http://www.rivazone.com/#linux
 >>
 >> If I upgrade to 3.3.3 will I see the snow at 32bpp? Is anybody
 >> using
 >> 3.3.3 with Riva128 at 32bpp and know what I'm talking about?
 >>
 >> (I ask because the www.xfree86.org website says nothing about
 >> fixing snow but does say something about "The driver should now
 >> utilize the Riva 128 to its full capabilities.")
 >>
 >> Thanks,
 >>
 >> Matt Willis

 > Hello. 3.3.3 fixes the snow problem. It basically incorporates the
 > driver you're using now.

 > -Pat

Furthermore, 3.3.3.1 fixes the problem completely for me.  With 3.3.3,
I was still seeing a bit of snowiness and flickering when moving
windows and things.  All better now, so make sure you get 3.3.3.1.

Reid

 
 
 

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