#9 531 (S3-868) from Dell

#9 531 (S3-868) from Dell

Post by Joel M. Hoffm » Sat, 16 Dec 1995 04:00:00



I'm about to purchase a Dell system, and the card Dell recommends is a
#9 531 with an S3-868 chip.  Is anyone using this successfully with
Linux / X?  I'd like to run it at 1280x1024

Anything I should be careful of?

Thanks.

-Joel

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#9 531 (S3-868) from Dell

Post by Jason D Renni » Sat, 16 Dec 1995 04:00:00


Quote:>I'm about to purchase a Dell system, and the card Dell recommends is a
>#9 531 with an S3-868 chip.  Is anyone using this successfully with
>Linux / X?  I'd like to run it at 1280x1024

I have a #9 Motion 771 with 2 megs VRAM.  It runs very nicely and can do
1280x1024 at 256 colors, 1024x768 at 64k colors and 800x600 trucolor
without a problem.  The only minor glitch is a strip of garbage about 8
pixels wide at the right side of each virtual screen.  However, version
3.1.2A of XFree86 fixes this problem.

Cya,

Quasi aka Data

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#9 531 (S3-868) from Dell

Post by Jack Dwy » Sun, 17 Dec 1995 04:00:00



>>I'm about to purchase a Dell system, and the card Dell recommends is a
>>#9 531 with an S3-868 chip.  Is anyone using this successfully with
>>Linux / X?  I'd like to run it at 1280x1024

>I have a #9 Motion 771 with 2 megs VRAM.  It runs very nicely and can do
>1280x1024 at 256 colors, 1024x768 at 64k colors and 800x600 trucolor
>without a problem.  The only minor glitch is a strip of garbage about 8
>pixels wide at the right side of each virtual screen.  However, version
>3.1.2A of XFree86 fixes this problem.

>Cya,

>Quasi aka Data

>------Jason Rennie------     Freshman, Computer Science

>Cool web page : "http://syrinx.res.cmu.edu/~jr6b/"
>CMU student observation : "Soda is heavier than books."


 
 
 

#9 531 (S3-868) from Dell

Post by Harald Koen » Mon, 18 Dec 1995 04:00:00



Quote:> I'm about to purchase a Dell system, and the card Dell recommends is a
> #9 531 with an S3-868 chip.  Is anyone using this successfully with
> Linux / X?  I'd like to run it at 1280x1024
> Anything I should be careful of?

no problem, but you'll need XFree86 3.1.2 or 3.1.2A.
3.1.1 (e.g.in Slackware 2.3) doesn't support this card.

Harald
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I'm thinking of getting a #9 Motion 531 card.
I think it's going to be supported in 3.1.2, right?
So does the driver exist now?  Anyone know?
Anybody tried it?

Thanks,

Glen Morrell

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