Re: Diamond 3D 2000 with S3V to display 24 bit color
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On Mon, 28 Sep 1998, Paul M. Foster wrote:
> > I have a Diamond 3D 2000 video card. The chip is S3 Virge. The
> > memory of the videocard is 4 meg.
> I have an identical setup, and am running the XF86_SVGA server with 32 bit
> color. I had some difficulty getting this set up, but it runs fine now. I
> used XF86Setup to tweak everything, and then when I was done there was a
> little program (can't remember the name) which allowed you to adjust the
> image on the monitor (left, right, up, down, etc.)
According to /usr/doc/X11/README.S3V:
o 32bpp is limited to a width of < 1024 pixels. (1024x768 is not possible,
even if you have the memory.) This is a hardware limit of ViRGE chips.
Are you running at a lower resolution, or are the docs out of date? I
have a Stealth 3D 2000 (4MB), and I was never able to get it to run in
1024x768/32bpp, and I assumed based on the docs that I wouldn't be able
to. When I tried running X in this configuration, I got an error
message that seemed to confirm the problem that was mentioned in the
docs. Please email me the appropriate sections of you XF86Config, if
you could, so I could try getting 32bpp working on my system. Thanks in
BTW, the program you mention is named xvidtune.
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