Re: Video driver for embedded S3 on Debian
From: Dances With Crows (danSPANceswitTRAPhcrows_at_usa.net)
Date: 4 Dec 2003 03:35:24 GMT
On 3 Dec 2003 19:11:05 -0800, Eric Marsh staggered into the Black Sun
> Dances With Crows <danSPANceswitTRAPhcrows@usa.net> wrote in message
>> Debian. Are you using X 3.3.6 or 4.n?
> Free86 Version 18.104.22.168 / X Window System
> Release Date: 21 December 2001
>> Hmm. "apropos s3" followed by "man savage" tells me that device 8d04
>> is a ProSavage DDR-K card, which uses the "savage" X server, not the
>> "s3virge". You will need X 4.n, probably 4.2.1 or higher. Install
> I did a little research and you are correct, its a savage. However
> loading the savage drivers don't seem to help.
X 4.1 (released in December 2001) is probably too old to support this
particular card. Upgrade; they're at X 4.3.0 right now. You should
also look at /var/log/XFree86*.log for any clues as to why it's failing.
> At this point I'm just starting KDE on a remote machine but it would
> be nice to use that machine.
Er... are you using the VESA X server, then? That always works, but
> As for the chip on the board issue, I got the machine for $200 so one
> can't expect too much for that price.
Maybe, but you can definitely do better than VESA. Upgrade your X and
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