X Server for S3 ViRGE /DX

X Server for S3 ViRGE /DX

Post by Stuart Wils » Sun, 28 Dec 1997 04:00:00



I have a S3 ViRGE /DX.  The PCI ID is 8A01, if this is any help.
I can only run X with the VGA Server in 640 x 480 res, 16 colors.
I am running XFree 86 v 3.1.2-D.  Is there a X server available for my card,
that works with this version of X ?

I am also running kernel 1.2.13,  I am busy downloading Slakware 3.4.

Thanx in advance
  Stuart Wilson

 
 
 

X Server for S3 ViRGE /DX

Post by Mike Ivers » Mon, 29 Dec 1997 04:00:00



>I have a S3 ViRGE /DX.  The PCI ID is 8A01, if this is any help.
>I can only run X with the VGA Server in 640 x 480 res, 16 colors.
>I am running XFree 86 v 3.1.2-D.  Is there a X server available for my card,
>that works with this version of X ?

>I am also running kernel 1.2.13,  I am busy downloading Slakware 3.4.

Upgrade to something modern, like Xfree 3.3.1. The use the SVGA server
(faster) or the S3V Server (more stable).

>Thanx in advance
>  Stuart Wilson


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X Server for S3 ViRGE /DX

Post by Gavin Nixo » Mon, 29 Dec 1997 04:00:00



>I have a S3 ViRGE /DX.  The PCI ID is 8A01, if this is any help.
>I can only run X with the VGA Server in 640 x 480 res, 16 colors.
>I am running XFree 86 v 3.1.2-D.  Is there a X server available for my card,
>that works with this version of X ?

>I am also running kernel 1.2.13,  I am busy downloading Slakware 3.4.

>Thanx in advance
>  Stuart Wilson


I had the same problem.  You can get a newer X server, XFree 3.3.1.  
You don't need to reinstall X, just follow this link (I think its right)

ftp://ftp.XFree86.org/pub/current/binaries/ix86/X311S3V.tgz

Unpack the server and put it in your X11R6/bin directory, run XF86_S3V -probeonly
to make sure it works, then make it default with

ln -sf /usr/X11R6/bin/XF86_S3V /usr/X11R6/bin/X

then hack your XF86Config for the correct display settings.

 
 
 

X Server for S3 ViRGE /DX

Post by Marcel van Osenbrugg » Mon, 29 Dec 1997 04:00:00



Quote:>I have a S3 ViRGE /DX.  The PCI ID is 8A01, if this is any help.
>I can only run X with the VGA Server in 640 x 480 res, 16 colors.
>I am running XFree 86 v 3.1.2-D.  Is there a X server available for my card,
>that works with this version of X ?

>I am also running kernel 1.2.13,  I am busy downloading Slakware 3.4.

That will fix your problem... With Slakware 3.4 you et XFree86 3.3.1 which has
a SVGA server that suport your card AND a XF86_S3V for it...
 
 
 

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