Re: X 4.0.1 what's the deal?
I still cannot get it to work. My /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 contains the
Identifier "Generic Graphics Device"
Identifier "Generic Monitor"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Device "Generic Graphics Device"
Monitor "Generic Monitor"
My kernel config is the same as before, only without any framebuffer
support at all. I attempt to startx, the display switches to video
mode, screen turns black, and that's it. I need to use alt-sysrq-r
and ctrl-alt-del to reboot the box, at that point. By everyone
else's accounts, this card SHOULD work.. Does anyone else have to
employ any other "tricks" (other than changing their config to use
a defaultdepth of 16) in order to get their Voodoo III working
w/ X4? I have tried letting dexter pick monitor settings (ie,
'Simple'), as well as picking as conservative settings as possible
('Medium', and choosing the lowest resolution/refresh rates, as
you can see from my current XF86Config-4).
On Sun, Nov 05, 2000 at 01:44:41PM -0800, Daniel Schepler wrote:
> Andres Salomon <email@example.com> writes:
> > As far as kernel configs, what are you people using w/ the voodoo III
> > and xf86 4.0.1? I have the following, and I get a lovely dead screen
> > (after running dexter) w/ kernel 2.4.0-test9:
> The kernel config looked like what I had, except I didn't compile the
> frame buffer device, and compiled the drm and agp drivers as modules.
> I also found that the tdfx driver doesn't work except in 16 bpp mode,
> for some reason, so try running `X -depth 16 :0' and see if that works
> better (then put it in /etc/X11/xdm/Xservers or equivalent if so, or
> change the DefaultDepth in /etc/X11/XF86Config-4). Also, to get
> hardware acceleration for GL, you need to install libglide3.
> And by the way, I'm actually happy about the 1280x960 mode, which
> preserves the usual 4:3 aspect ratio.
> Daniel Schepler "Please don't disillusion me. I
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