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Old 08-27-2005, 03:18 AM   #1
okimoto
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s3-986 xfree86 setup problems


hello,

just recently inheirited an older computer and installed debian sarge. this is a spare computer and so i figured i would give linux a try.

anyway, the problem i am having is configuring xfree to support an old diamond stealth s3-986 64 2M. just wondering if anyone knows if this card is supported at all, and if so, how i can possibly get it to work. in the xfree86 config, i have tried selecting s3, s3virge, and vesa; none work.

thanks for any help.
 
Old 08-27-2005, 03:37 AM   #2
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well look thru the HCL entries.........maybe a specific driver might be mentioned.......??!!??
 
Old 08-27-2005, 01:53 PM   #3
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first i'm not sure there ever was a 968 (you put 986) diamond stealth ?
i got an old trio 64 going once using XFree3 instead of XFree4 once
XFree4 was a major change in the structure of x and i think some of the older support never made the transition but i'm not sure about that
the changes in xfree at that time were totally coppied into xorg as well
(it was before xfree was evil) *joke*
here is a list of supported chipsets for xfree 3.3.6
http://www.xfree86.org/3.3.6/S31.html#1
 
  


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