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Old 03-05-2003, 07:42 PM   #1
Registered: Jan 2003
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RH 8.0 Video Card Problem!

I am having errors with Red Hat 8.0 and a Biostar M7VIG pro integrated mobo, with an integrated S3 that Red Hat could not figure out what to do with.

I had VESA running as default, but in trying to force variations of S3 onto it (a lot of options, none of which were working), my config file has somehow rendered xinit problemmatic:

on xinit:
XIO: fatal IO error 104 (Connection reset by peer) on X server ":0.0"
after 0 requests (o known procecssed) with 0 events remaining.

First of all, does anyone know *exactly* what chipset this mobo is, biostar says its s3 Savage pro 8, Red Hat doesn't have or list that.

What's the next step? I don't think finding that exact driver is going to be possible, but if someone has the right video driver for RedHat 8.0 and the biostar M7VIG pro video chipset, please pass it along, and tell me what to do with it!

Old 03-05-2003, 11:04 PM   #2
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Which version of XFree86 are you trying to run? If it's 4.2.x, you could try the following module:


However, I seriously doubt the s3virge module will work. I would start with "savage" then try "s3" then the "s3virge" module.

If you're running XFree86 3.3.6, try one of the following:


Again, your best bet is the s3_savage module, then s3_svga, then s3v.

I also found another website that says that it's based on the s3 ProSavage 4 integrated video, but I'll take the Biostar site's information as more accurate. Try using the above modules, and hope for the best. If they don't work, you can probably disable the integrated video, and install a card.

Oh yeah, as root at command line type the following:

modprobe <modulename>

without the <> and obviously using one of the modules listed above. Again, I'd go with the "savage" model first.

Hope this helps.


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