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Old 03-17-2013, 03:20 PM   #1
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Slackware64 current S3 VIRGE


OK now the problem is when i use xorg.conf and video driver vesa my system start but when i use s3virge driver for my old video card and type startx system wont start.Black screen,and system freeze.
My video card is

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03:05.0 VGA compatible controller: S3 Inc. 86c375 [ViRGE/DX] or 86c385 [ViRGE/GX] (rev 01)

Without xorg.conf system boot KMS activated and when i type startx system freeze with black screen.
How can i use my video driver s3virge.

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Old 03-17-2013, 05:25 PM   #2
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Possibly this might help:

https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...3/#post4895503
 
Old 03-17-2013, 06:10 PM   #3
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Thanks but didn't work.When i startx with s3virge driver nothing change black screen.Now i cant boot with vesa driver also
 
Old 03-17-2013, 06:15 PM   #4
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Just to double check, do you have the xf86-video-s3virge video drivers from [X] package series?
 
Old 03-17-2013, 06:34 PM   #5
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Just to double check, do you have the xf86-video-s3virge video drivers from [X] package series?
Yes
 
Old 03-18-2013, 05:47 AM   #6
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I dont know this video card/video driver works perfect on my other machine which is pentium 2,with Slackware 12.My ATI/AMD video card die and i use this s3virge video from pentuim 2.I cant watch any movie I dont know how to fix this problem
 
Old 03-18-2013, 06:17 AM   #7
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Do you get any output into /var/log/Xorg.0.log
 
Old 03-18-2013, 06:26 AM   #8
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Do you get any output into /var/log/Xorg.0.log
Yes but when my system freeze with black screen the only way to restart my system is from power button.And when i boot my computer Xorg.0.log is empty.When i boot with vesa driver in my xorg.conf with that option in lilo s3fb.mode_option=1024x768-8 system wont start
 
Old 03-18-2013, 06:38 AM   #9
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I think the xf86-video-s3virge is pretty old, it gets just a little maintenance (there aren't many of those boards around anymore) so it may have problems on recent X.orgs: I tried it for your same reason (substituted broken graphic card) some months ago (pre-14.0) and it didn't work too (and X has even gone forward since then), even on other distros (I remember to have tried ubuntu).

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Old 03-18-2013, 07:04 AM   #10
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I think the xf86-video-s3virge is pretty old, it gets just a little maintenance (there aren't many of those boards around anymore) so it may have problems on recent X.orgs: I tried it for your same reason (substituted broken graphic card) some months ago (pre-14.0) and it didn't work too (and X has even gone forward since then), even on other distros (I remember to have tried ubuntu).
Ok thanks.I will mark this thread as solved because there's no other options to get this video driver to work.
Maybe i will install Slackware 12 to get this card work properly.It's pretty hard to me to get new card because there are so expensive in my country.The average price for video card in my country is about 100$ us dollars,and my month paycheck is about 140$ us dollars
 
Old 03-18-2013, 07:06 AM   #11
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have you tried using nomodeset as an append/boot option
 
Old 03-18-2013, 07:11 AM   #12
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have you tried using nomodeset as an append/boot option
Yes but didn't helped
 
Old 03-18-2013, 07:12 AM   #13
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as a last resource, maybe you can also have a look at "man s3virge", can be some options will let you start X with that driver (haven't tried it at all).
 
Old 03-18-2013, 07:21 AM   #14
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This is with nomodeset option and vesa driver
Xorg in attachment
Attached Files
File Type: txt Xorg.txt (7.9 KB, 4 views)
 
Old 03-18-2013, 08:43 PM   #15
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Ok thanks.I will mark this thread as solved because there's no other options to get this video driver to work.
Maybe i will install Slackware 12 to get this card work properly.It's pretty hard to me to get new card because there are so expensive in my country.The average price for video card in my country is about 100$ us dollars,and my month paycheck is about 140$ us dollars
Come on! I.e., with $100 you can buy from Craiova, Romania, an modern entry-level motherboard with GeForce 6100 on-board, with a modern processor and 2GB DDR3 memory! And that city is at max. 200Km of Varna, Bulgaria (and both are on European Union then you can visit Craiova without passport,) then, please, don't be cry-baby about these things, just do a little research...

BTW, looks like you can buy right from Varna, an good Asus EAH5450 Silent/DI/512MD2 with 66.32 LEVA aka $43.89.

On-topic. The S3 Virge support is pretty old, but, from my experience, it just works. Also, talking from my experience, the S3 cards misteriously interact badly with some motherboard chipsets. I have an S3 Virge, which I use as emergency card, and it works perfectly, but on some motheboards you cant have nothing beyond text mode.

So, in your case, I suspect an unlucky combination of s3 virge <-> motherboard.

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