Are there X11-drivers for "Spea V7 Mirage P64 VLB"

Are there X11-drivers for "Spea V7 Mirage P64 VLB"

Post by Peter Kretschm » Tue, 21 Jun 1994 18:01:23

Hi everybody,

a friend of mine just bought a PC planning to install und use Linux/X11
pre*ly. He looked into the Hardware-HOWTO and chose components
memntioned there, but in the final installation, there were some hardware
problems with used graphics card (don't know which one).

The computer shop offered him as replacement a

 Spea V7 Mirage P64 VLB card with a S3 Vision 864 processor
 (hope that's correct, he told me on the phone)

now he's unsure, if he can run Linux/X11 with this set. As he has no
net-access in any way, the task fell on me to check this out. I've
looked through the Hardware-HOWTO and through this newsgroup but
couldn't find any information for this piece of hardware (maybe I just
didn't see it, but that's life)

Any information or pointers to such welcome. PLEASE use email, as I'm
not usually reading this group.

Thanks in advance -
Peter Kretschmar                             # For my daily sense of kinship


1. X11 and SPEA V7 Mirage P64 PCI


I've the last November LINUX Version from S.U.S.E and want to configure X11.
I can start the S3 Xserver, but the X looks "unhealthy" (obviously some Graphic
Board paramters are wrong) and all the time I use the mouse, the root menu
appears w/o pressing any button.


Monitor: Triumph-Adler TA-726MXL, equal to Samsung

Graphicboard: Spea V7 Mirage P64 PCI, Bios Version 4.02h, 2MB Dram

The xf86config command found this board in its database and I followed the
instructions well.

Xserver messages:
Version 3.1.2 / X Window System
(protocol Version 11, revision 0, vendor release 6000)
Operating System: Linux
Configured drivers:
  S3: accelerated server for S3 graphics adaptors (Patchlevel 0)
      mmio_928, s3_generic
(using VT number 7)

XF86Config: /etc/XF86Config
(**) stands for supplied, (--) stands for probed/default values
(**) Mouse: type: Microsoft, device: /dev/mouse, baudrate: 1200,
       3 button emulation (timeout: 50ms)
(**) S3: Graphics device ID: "SPEA/V7 Mirage P64"
(**) S3: Monitor ID: "ta"
(**) FontPath set to
(--) S3: card type: PCI
(--) S3: chipset:   864 rev. 1
(--) S3: chipset driver: mmio_928
(--) S3: videoram:  2048k
(--) S3: Detected an S3 SDAC 86C716 RAMDAC and programmable clock
(--) S3: Ramdac type: s3_sdac
(--) S3: Ramdac speed: 135
(**) S3: Using ICS2595 programmable clock
(--) S3: Maximum allowed dot-clock: 135.000 MHz
(**) S3: Mode "640x480": mode clock =  31.500
(**) S3: Mode "800x600": mode clock =  50.000
(**) S3: Mode "1024x768": mode clock =  85.000
(**) S3: Mode "1280x1024": mode clock = 135.000
(--) S3: Operating RAMDAC in pixel multiplex mode
(--) S3: Using 6 bits per RGB value
(**) S3: Virtual resolution set to 1280x1024
(--) S3: Local bus LAW is 0xF3000000
(--) S3: Using a banksize of 2048k, line width of 1280
(--) S3: Using a single 64x64 area at (1216,1025) for expanding pixmaps
(--) S3: Using 8 planes of 1216x613 at (0,1025) aligned 8 as font cache
xterm:  fatal IO error 2 (Broken pipe) or KillClient on X server ":0.0"
X connection to :0.0 broken (explicit kill or server shutdown).
xinit:  connection to X server lost.

In the README.S3 file I read that I should use RAMDAC: SRAMDAC, but no success.

Can anybode help me?

Best regards

  Andreas Hockamp

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