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Old 10-27-2005, 08:57 PM   #1
ro_nicu
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Help S3 Savage


i have a dilema. my IBM Thinkpad has an S3 Savage video card. when autodetected by Vector Linux it does not give me more than 800x600. once i change the video driver to vesa it gives me a nornal 1024x756.
Can somebody tell me what's wrong with my Xorg configuration?
PLEASE
P.S. this is my xorg.conf

### xorg.conf
### generated by Xorg -configure and vxconf
#
# This is a working xorg.conf that can be configured by vxconf
# Items that might be modified are marked like this
# item value ## ITEM_MARKING
# Please, do not play with the marking. Anything else is your's.
# Thanks
#
# Eko M. Budi, for Vector Linux
#

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "X.org Configured"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

Section "Files"
RgbPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
ModulePath "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/TTF/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/CID/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/"
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "record"
Load "extmod"
Load "dbe"
Load "dri"
Load "glx"
Load "xtrap"
Load "freetype"
Load "type1"
Load "speedo"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "kbd" ## KEYBOARD_DRIVER
Option "CoreKeyboard"
Option "XkbModel" "pc101" ## KEYBOARD_MODEL
Option "XkbLayout" "us" ## KEYBOARD_LAYOUT
Option "XkbVariant" "" ## KEYBOARD_VARIANT
# Option "XkbOptions" "" ## KEYBOARD_OPTIONS
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"

# On platforms where PnP mouse detection is supported the following
# protocol setting can be used when using auto.
# Otherwise set it manually to:
# Auto BusMouse GlidePoint GlidePointPS/2 IntelliMouse IMPS/2
# Logitech Microsoft MMHitTab MMSeries Mouseman MouseManPlusPS/2
# MouseSystems NetMousePS/2 NetScrollPS/2 OSMouse PS/2 SysMouse
# ThinkingMouse ThinkingMousePS/2 Xqueue
Option "Protocol" "PS/2" ## MOUSE_PROTOCOL

# Baudrate and SampleRate are only for some Logitech mice. In
# almost every case these lines should be omitted.
# Option "BaudRate" "9600"
# Option "SampleRate" "150"
# ChordMiddle is an option for some 3-button Logitech mice
# Option "ChordMiddle"

# Emulate3Buttons is an option for 2-button Microsoft mice
# Emulate3Timeout is the timeout in milliseconds (default is 50ms)
Option "Emulate3Buttons" ## MOUSE_E3BUTTONS
# Option "Emulate3Timeout" "50"

# Settings for newer IMPS/2 mouse (with wheel)
# Option "ZAxisMapping" "" ## MOUSE_ZAXISMAPPING
# Option "Buttons" "" ## MOUSE_BUTTONS
# Option "SendCoreEvents" ## MOUSE_SENDCOREEVENTS

EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Generic" ## MONITOR_VENDOR
ModelName "Generic" ## MONITOR_MODEL
Option "DPMS"
# HorizSync ## MONITOR_HSYNCH
# VertRefresh ## MONITOR_VREFRESH
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Card0"
Driver "vesa" ## DEVICE_DRIVER
VendorName "NoName" ## DEVICE_VENDOR
BoardName "Generic" ## DEVICE_BOARD

# Option "swcursor" "true" ## DEVICE_SWCURSOR
# BusID "PCI:1:0:0" ## DEVICE_BUSID

EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Card0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24 ## SCREEN_DEPTH
SubSection "Display"
Depth 1
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480" ## SCREEN_MODES
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 4
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480" ## SCREEN_MODES
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480" ## SCREEN_MODES
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 15
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480" ## SCREEN_MODES
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480" ## SCREEN_MODES
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480" ## SCREEN_MODES
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 32
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480" ## SCREEN_MODES
EndSubSection
EndSection

# DRI enabled by default
# if the card does not capable, X simply ignores this, hopefully ;-)
Section "DRI"
Mode 0666
EndSection
 
Old 10-28-2005, 03:34 PM   #2
username17
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That looks fine, VESA is like a one size fits all driver.

When vector autodetected your card, what driver did it use?

I'd suggest running "xorgconfig" as root, going through the whole thing and choose your card from the driver list.

You could just edit the conf and choose different driver names, but xorgconfig gives you a list of the drivers for each card type.
-Jason
 
Old 10-29-2005, 09:47 AM   #3
ro_nicu
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vector as allmost any other distro i tried sets it as savage, which as i sayd gives me an 800x640 at best.
Thank you for your time.
 
Old 10-29-2005, 10:09 AM   #4
duffmckagan
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I have a S3 Graphics Pro-Savage DDR Graphics Card.

I used the S3 Savage driver on Debian.
VESA didn't seem to work at all!

Works fine.



I will find out what my Slackware 10.1 is using, and post back.

Last edited by duffmckagan; 10-29-2005 at 10:12 AM.
 
  


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