S3 unknown video chipset

S3 unknown video chipset

Post by Dominique Dal-Pont » Tue, 12 Mar 1996 04:00:00


I have some troubles when I want to configure Xwindows under linux with
my videocard S3 trio 64. when I type the command : X -showconfig, we can
see :

S3 : accelerated server for S3 graphics adaptors(path_level 2)

after entering the chipset and type X -probleonly, we can see
unknown S3 chipset chip_id=0xe1

On the circuit the following is labeld:

s3 trio 64
9506 830883.1

We use XF86R6 3.11, a Pentium computer with PCI-bus.

Thanx in advance,
        Dominique Dal Ponte :-(

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1. Help with new S3 video card: S3: Unknown S3 chipset chip_id = 0x31e1 rev. 61


For a friend without internet i do have a question.
He has a new bought S3 PCI 2MB (i thought a Trio64) video card and want to
run X now :)

When trying to start X he gets the message:

(--) S3: Mode "400x300" needs hsync freq of 48.08 kHz. Deleted.
(--) S3: Mode "480x300" needs hsync freq of 39.56 kHz. Deleted.
(--) S3: Mode "480x300" needs hsync freq of 48.00 kHz. Deleted.
(**) FontPath set to
S3: Unknown S3 chipset:
chip_id = 0x31e1 rev. 61

 *** None of the configured devices were detected.***

Does anyone know what could be the problem here?


Arjan Filius

Argh!  All right, so how am I supposed to work with Linux when
everything's already been done?!  Can't these people leave some
broken MSDOS like parts so there's problems left to solve!?....

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