Help with #9 GXE Trio 64 please!

Help with #9 GXE Trio 64 please!

Post by John F. Reev » Sun, 11 Jun 1995 04:00:00



Hi,

I'm trying to set up XFree 3.1.1 with a #9 GXE64 with the Trio 64
chipset and I am having problems.  I ran the xf86config program
and it had a preset for this card, but when I tried running X
I simply locked up on a blank white screen.  I am a Linux novice
and have absolutely NO idea what might be causing this, so ANY
help would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks.

Frank

 
 
 

Help with #9 GXE Trio 64 please!

Post by Harald Koen » Wed, 14 Jun 1995 04:00:00



Quote:>I'm trying to set up XFree 3.1.1 with a #9 GXE64 with the Trio 64
>chipset and I am having problems.  I ran the xf86config program
>and it had a preset for this card, but when I tried running X
>I simply locked up on a blank white screen.  I am a Linux novice
>and have absolutely NO idea what might be causing this, so ANY
>help would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks.

your S3 chip is broken! I;d suggest to get a new card.
for this special problem there is a fix in the newest server on

        ftp.XFree86.org:/pub/XFree86/3.1.1/binaries/Linux/X311u2S3.tgz
        lyra.tat.physik.uni-tuebingen.de:/pub/XFree86/X311u2S3.tgz

please send me the complete server output and the exact printing
on the S3 chip. Thanks.

Harald
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Help with #9 GXE Trio 64 please!

Post by Neil Schleg » Fri, 16 Jun 1995 04:00:00



Quote:>I'm trying to set up XFree 3.1.1 with a #9 GXE64 with the Trio 64
>chipset and I am having problems.  I ran the xf86config program
>and it had a preset for this card, but when I tried running X
>I simply locked up on a blank white screen.  I am a Linux novice
>and have absolutely NO idea what might be causing this, so ANY
>help would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks.
>Frank

I also had trouble finding settings for the #9 trio.  The
readme/howto files I found seemed sketchy for this board.
Luckily I stumbled on a usenet posting I had saved away
that got me on the right track.  I did everything he did
below except for 'power saver' and 'sw cursor' and my
Xwindows came up right away.  Hope this helps out, here's

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Subject: Re: X support for Number 9 graphics accelerator

I have the #9 graphics card that comes with the Dimension P75 systems
(#9 trio, or #9 GXE64 level12 I'm not sure)
either way, mine works great with X (I get 1280x1024 at 8 bpp), it's fast,
and the X server supports the Energy Saver with this #9 board.  My device
section looks like

Section "Device"
Identifier      "#9GXETrio"
VendorName      "NumberNine"
videoram 2048
Dacspeed        135
Option "number_nine"
Option "dac_8_bit"
Option "power_saver"
Option "sw_cursor"
EndSection