HELP: startx says: Unknown S3 chipset

HELP: startx says: Unknown S3 chipset

Post by Warren Steve » Fri, 28 Oct 1994 01:29:36



I just installed X version 2.1.1 from the Slackware 2.0.0 disks, and
had a bit of a difficulty.

My machine is a brand new Dell P5/60.  It uses the S3 chipset.  It has
a dell UltraScan Monitor.  When I run SuperProbe, it says:

First Probe: Super-VGA
        Chipset: S3 (chipset unknown)
                Signature data: 0xe1 (please report)
        Memory: 1024 Kbytes
        RAMDAC: Generic 8bit pseudo color DAC

All this info seems to match what I know about the video card, but the
0xe1 is puzzling.  I've installed the S3 X server.

When I run 'startx', I get:

(--) S3: Unknown S3 chipset: chip_id = 0xe1

I suspect the problem is that because my machine is brand new, the
chipset may have been updated slightly and the server doesn't
recognize the new signature.  Any ideas on how to fix this?  Do I
need a custom build of the server?

Thanks for your help.

Warren
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HELP: startx says: Unknown S3 chipset

Post by Joe Mo » Sat, 29 Oct 1994 03:10:31



>I just installed X version 2.1.1 from the Slackware 2.0.0 disks, and
>had a bit of a difficulty.
>My machine is a brand new Dell P5/60.  It uses the S3 chipset.  It has
>a dell UltraScan Monitor.

There are many S3 chipsets (911, 924, 801, 805, 805i, 928, 864, 964)
XFree86[tm] version 2.1.1 doesn't support the last two.

Quote:>I suspect the problem is that because my machine is brand new, the
>chipset may have been updated slightly and the server doesn't
>recognize the new signature.  Any ideas on how to fix this?  Do I
>need a custom build of the server?

Get XFree86 3.1

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HELP: startx says: Unknown S3 chipset

Post by Warren Steve » Sun, 30 Oct 1994 01:17:04


I just installed XFree86 version 3.1 from the Slackware 2.0.2 disks, and
had a bit of a difficulty.  

My machine is a brand new Dell P5/60.  It uses the S3 chipset.  It has
a dell UltraScan Monitor.  When I run SuperProbe, it says:

First Probe: Super-VGA
        Chipset: S3 (chipset unknown)
                Signature data: 0xe1 (please report)
        Memory: 1024 Kbytes
        RAMDAC: Generic 8bit pseudo color DAC

All this info seems to match what I know about the video card, but the
0xe1 is puzzling.  I've installed the S3 X server.

When I run 'startx', I get:

(--) S3: Unknown S3 chipset: chip_id = 0xe1

I suspect the problem is that because my machine is brand new, the
chipset may have been updated slightly and the server doesn't
recognize the new signature.  Any suggestions on how to
fix this?  Do I need a custom build of the server?

Thanks for your help.

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

Hello,

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:

<snip>
(--) 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
"/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/,/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/,/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo/,/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi(--)
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?

Thanks,

Arjan Filius

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