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Old 04-19-2003, 10:52 AM   #1
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Got Linux Installed, At The Command Black Screen, XF86 PROBLEM!!


Well, XFree86 Doesn't have support for my S3 Savage 4 Driver (16MB), how do i get the driver? how do i install it? and also, when i start with a generic driver in KDE, The Screen is GIGANTIC, not 320x240, HALF OF SCREEN (Bottom Half) With Top Half Black, I Can Barely Do Anything! HELP!
 
Old 04-19-2003, 02:53 PM   #2
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Your screen is that small? Change the resolution and settings with xfree86setup.
 
Old 04-19-2003, 11:18 PM   #3
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Well here are some drivers for your card I believe:

http://ranger.s3graphics.com/swlib/395drv/

THe Linux drivers have a README that explains how to install the drivers. Basically just extract the drives, and then as root run

./install.sh

which will be located in the directory you extracted.

I ain't sure if it edits your /etc/XF86Config to add the driver to the correct section.
 
Old 04-20-2003, 07:14 AM   #4
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I DID THAT, but before that i got XF86 working, but then XF86 COULDNT START!! So i reinstalled linux, and now i can start linux with vesa drivers (256 colors) like before, BUT the MOUSE DOESNT WORK!!! AND ANYTHING I DO IN THE CONFIG DOESNT WORK!!! WHAT CAN I DO?
how is the delete command, as i may have 2 xf86configs.
 
Old 04-20-2003, 07:50 AM   #5
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List your hardware specs please.
 
Old 04-20-2003, 09:49 AM   #6
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433Mhz PII/Celeron I/i686
128MB RAM
5GB Swap Memory
15 GB Partition /
10 GB Partition /usr/local
Extra HDD (No Use)
S3 Savage4 16MB AGP Card
Microsoft Mouse (Also Tried Optical)
Some Noname Brand Keyboard
Yamaha (SB16 Compatible) Sound Card AND OpTi16
Ethernet Card (on A Network)
That's My R0x0ring computer (The best on the market! )
can any of you help now?
it doesn't work with my sound card (gives driver errors)
 
Old 04-20-2003, 01:28 PM   #7
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thump
 
Old 04-20-2003, 10:43 PM   #8
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the "savage" driver from xfree86 works with that card, my card is the Savage4 16mb AGP card and it works fine with xfree86-4.3 . I believe for the xfree86-3.3* series it uses the s3 driver. You can go into the /etc/X11/XF86Config file with your text editor in root and add the driver "savage" or "s3" in place of vesa or what ever driver you have there. Here is part of my XF86Config file on the video card
I know it says ELSA WINNER II they make the card but the chip set is S3 savage4 ,you can go to the Xree86 site and look up supported cards under S3 and it tells what driver to use
# Device configured by xf86config:

Section "Device"
Identifier "ELSA WINNER II"
Driver "savage"
# unsupported card
#VideoRam 16384
# Insert Clocks lines here if appropriate
EndSection

and my display settings are set at 1024x768 at 24bit
 
  


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