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Old 11-21-2003, 11:11 PM   #1
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Red Hat 7.3 Video card problems

I just installed Red Hat 7.3 (I was suggested to use it by a close friend) on my Digital PC5300 (Intel Pentium 166 overclocked to 233 Mhz, 128 MB Ram, s3 Virge/DX integrated video) and am having a problem with how the video is displayed...

I've searched using google and noticed that others have had the same problems as me.

The problem being that there are vertical lines running across the screen and that the mouse has a big rectangular box beside it and at times the screen gets all fuzzed up with weird lines...

I've tried using the configurator program (xf86setup and xconfigurator or something similar) to select a different card and have tried using the driver for the generic Virge, the DX and GX drivers and the same thing occurs with the display being distorted with these lines and box...

When I had Red Hat 6.2 a long time ago on the same PC I was able to get by this problem by using a driver called S3 Virge (old) driver or something named like that and it worked perfectly... I no longer see the driver available in Red Hat 7.3...

One friend suggested that I install 6.2, select this driver, then copy /etc/X11/XFree86Config onto diskette, reinstall 7.3 and then copy this file... I was wondering if it'd work this way, if there is anywhere online I could find this and whether there is another way I can fix the way my video card is working in Red Hat 7.3...
Old 11-22-2003, 04:07 PM   #2
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I'd rather recommend to edit /etc/X11/XF86Config file and try different driver (manually). Could you please copy here part of it staring from 'Section "Device"' to 'End Section'?


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