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Old 10-14-2003, 05:24 PM   #1
jleavitt
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X windows on debian with s3 savage4


Greetings all, I hope somebody can help me with this I have been stuck for a while.

Also this is kinda a hardware issue as well, but I will post it there as well.

I am trying to get the x windows gui working on a machine that has onboard video using the S3 Savage4 chipset. I can get it running using the xserver-svga server however it will only run at 340x204 resolution. What I am wondering is if it is a driver issue or a configuration issue or whatever

I get no errors when running startx and the kde desktop loads fine, from what I can see.

Any help comments would be greatly appreciated.
 
Old 10-14-2003, 08:30 PM   #2
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Before a moderator poops on you it is considered bad form to post in seperate forums creating duplicate threads.

As root run:

/usr/X11R6/bin/XFree86 -configure

which will use the information supplied by your video card and monitor to automatically set up most parameters. Most modern video cards and monitors will supply the information required (ie. you don't have to set vert/horz rates, etc. ) It should drop a test config in your root directory and you can test it by:

/usr/X11R6/bin/XFree86 -xf86config /root/XF86Config.new

More information should be found in:

/usr/doc/Linux-HOWTOs/XFree86-HOWTO

Worked for me.
 
Old 10-15-2003, 10:50 AM   #3
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Thanks for the input, I'll give it a try.

Also, I never did post this in another forum. So please dont poop on me!

Thanks
 
Old 10-15-2003, 11:03 AM   #4
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No problem.

Let me know if it works out for you. The HOWTO is written by ESR and has some good info and why some of the other ways to setup X are a little outdated (but still usefull).

 
  


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