SPEA MIRAGE P64 and X11 ?

SPEA MIRAGE P64 and X11 ?

Post by Ruediger Spielma » Wed, 22 Feb 1995 21:39:52

Hi ...

I have trouble to install my XSERVER ...

Facts :
- I have a SPEA MIRAGE P64, PCI, 2MB Video card
- An EIZO Flexscan 6500 (Grayscale, 256 colors) (21", triple multi freqencies)
- A color monitor with 38kHz (800x600)
- S3 XSERVER (Patchlevel 5)
- newest XFree and linux

Troubles :
- 640x480 is fine, but not the best ...
- no idea how to install higher resolutions, because my monitor are
flickering or say NOTHING.

nice if you can help me and send me a mail to :


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SPEA MIRAGE P64 and X11 ?

Post by Norbert Distl » Thu, 23 Feb 1995 10:34:53

Hi Ruediger,

Quote:>Facts :
>- I have a SPEA MIRAGE P64, PCI, 2MB Video card

Biosrevision, Ramdac, Clockchip???

Quote:>- S3 XSERVER (Patchlevel 5)
>- newest XFree and linux

What does this mean? If I understand you right, you are using the old XF86_S3?
In 3.1.1 many MirageP64 problems are fixed.

How about giving more information e.g. the output from the startup sequence???





1. X11 and SPEA V7 Mirage P64 PCI


I've the last November LINUX Version from S.U.S.E and want to configure X11.
I can start the S3 Xserver, but the X looks "unhealthy" (obviously some Graphic
Board paramters are wrong) and all the time I use the mouse, the root menu
appears w/o pressing any button.


Monitor: Triumph-Adler TA-726MXL, equal to Samsung

Graphicboard: Spea V7 Mirage P64 PCI, Bios Version 4.02h, 2MB Dram

The xf86config command found this board in its database and I followed the
instructions well.

Xserver messages:
Version 3.1.2 / X Window System
(protocol Version 11, revision 0, vendor release 6000)
Operating System: Linux
Configured drivers:
  S3: accelerated server for S3 graphics adaptors (Patchlevel 0)
      mmio_928, s3_generic
(using VT number 7)

XF86Config: /etc/XF86Config
(**) stands for supplied, (--) stands for probed/default values
(**) Mouse: type: Microsoft, device: /dev/mouse, baudrate: 1200,
       3 button emulation (timeout: 50ms)
(**) S3: Graphics device ID: "SPEA/V7 Mirage P64"
(**) S3: Monitor ID: "ta"
(**) FontPath set to
(--) S3: card type: PCI
(--) S3: chipset:   864 rev. 1
(--) S3: chipset driver: mmio_928
(--) S3: videoram:  2048k
(--) S3: Detected an S3 SDAC 86C716 RAMDAC and programmable clock
(--) S3: Ramdac type: s3_sdac
(--) S3: Ramdac speed: 135
(**) S3: Using ICS2595 programmable clock
(--) S3: Maximum allowed dot-clock: 135.000 MHz
(**) S3: Mode "640x480": mode clock =  31.500
(**) S3: Mode "800x600": mode clock =  50.000
(**) S3: Mode "1024x768": mode clock =  85.000
(**) S3: Mode "1280x1024": mode clock = 135.000
(--) S3: Operating RAMDAC in pixel multiplex mode
(--) S3: Using 6 bits per RGB value
(**) S3: Virtual resolution set to 1280x1024
(--) S3: Local bus LAW is 0xF3000000
(--) S3: Using a banksize of 2048k, line width of 1280
(--) S3: Using a single 64x64 area at (1216,1025) for expanding pixmaps
(--) S3: Using 8 planes of 1216x613 at (0,1025) aligned 8 as font cache
xterm:  fatal IO error 2 (Broken pipe) or KillClient on X server ":0.0"
X connection to :0.0 broken (explicit kill or server shutdown).
xinit:  connection to X server lost.

In the README.S3 file I read that I should use RAMDAC: SRAMDAC, but no success.

Can anybode help me?

Best regards

  Andreas Hockamp

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