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Re: TGA card and X woes

On Fri, Nov 19, 1999 at 09:51:16AM +1300, Martin Lucina wrote:
> > 00:0d.0 VGA compatible controller: Digital Equipment Corporation PBXGB [TGA2] (rev 22)
> You can see from this that your card is a TGA2, not a ZLXp-E3, which would
> show up as TGA. Contrary to popular opinion, TGA2 cards are not compatible
> with TGA cards and are not supported by Linux (or *BSD).
> If enough demand develops I may look into writing drivers for these cards
> but they are apparently very Evil, using a Cirrus Logic chip to implement
> VGA text mode and a gate array to implement TGA-ish 2D.

I have one of these beasts; I have not tried, but since NT sees it as a
CL5424 capable of 800x600 at 16 colors, maybe it'll work the same with
XFree. It's VERY slow this way, however: it reminds of my 1991 Trident
ISA card :)

Ciao, William

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