> I just upgraded to XFree86 3.3 today. I have a S3 Virge PCI video card
> in my system. I noticed a dramatic increase in speed for the display.
> I also noticed some problems. 1st, some of the screensavers dont
> display anything anymore. 2nd, Some of the screen savers leave random
> pixels turned on. 3rd, I like to play xpilot but now the screen
> is updated so fast that I cant see what I am doing.
> Does anybody have any ideas?
First, my machine is at home so I don't remember all the info.
I was experiencing the same problems as encountered in point #1 (never
really checked #2). I was also noticing single-buffer Mesa problems
with fragment filling operations (uses XDrawPoint? -- I can't remember
Anyway I tracked the Mesa problems with the help of a few XFree
developers to a bug in the S3V server. I have information on a patch
for it at home. Since I have patched the server, I have not checked the
screensavers...until now I did not associate the two.
I will check it out when I get home send me email. If you need more
As for point #3...I guess you need to use a mode with a slower dot
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