linux w viper in 8514 or vesa mode?

linux w viper in 8514 or vesa mode?

Post by Michael Muell » Sat, 25 Dec 1993 04:16:46

can anyone tell me if I can use a viper in 8514 or Vesa mode with linux?

I've read all the info on this and its not clear whether this is possible.
Has anyone had any luck getting a viper to work?




1. Viper Pro PCI 4Mb VRAM and VESA modes

Hi budding X go'ers,
        yeah, yeah, before anyone sends a message back saying "Why did you
buy a Diamond Viper Pro card?" I actually originally had a Trident 8900CL
card which worked beautifully with XFree86 2.1 and higher. However, I saw
the distribution for XFree86 3.1.1 and read about Diamond Viper support now
included, and I had seen a Viper Pro on a DOS system and loved it... Silly me
forgot to read the "fine print": NO Viper Pro Support.

OK, there's my sob story, here's the question. Since using the Viper Pro in
DOS I noticed that the card supported all the popular VESA Super VGA modes,
ie. no device driver was needed. It seems that it has VESA compatability built
into the card. However, since I have used XFree86 for a while I noticed there
has never been a "Generic" Super VGA server included. For example, Windows for
Workgroups 3.11 has Super VGA drivers included which work for many cards.

I'm still confused as to how DOS can use VESA support, but not Linux/X windows.
If anyone has any information regarding this or just plain support for Viper

for others to see.

Oh, BTW: I have read the README.P9000 file that comes with XFree86-3.1.1 and

they too haven't made one yet.

Mike BP

2. Strange static route

3. How do you get AIXWindows to use 8514/A 1024x768 mode?

4. FTPD troubles

5. Linux and 8514

6. CERN goes deaf ?

7. 2 monitors with X under Linux - ATI 8514/Ultra + SVGA

8. Why we switched from NT server to Linux

9. 8514/A with Linux?

10. Diamond Viper VESA 2 meg

11. SUCCESS using speedstar pro & IBM 8514

12. Wanted: XF86Config for Diamond SpeedStar Pro 8514

13. IBM 8514 monitor running 1024x768