Re: XFree86 with Neomagic
Ian Lynagh <email@example.com> writes:
> In article <199903242337.SAA28061@clifford.livenet.net>,
> firstname.lastname@example.org writes
> >> I am currently running Linux on a Compaq laptop with a Neomagic NM-2160
> >> video card. I would like to use Debian 2.1. Could I use XFree86 3.3.1 with
> >> Debian 2.1, even though the distribution supports an older version. Thanks
> >> for any help.
> >Debian 2.1 has the neomagic driver. If you MUST have the 3.3.1 version,
> >install Debian's X like usual, then go to master.debian.org/~vincent/ and grab
> >the temporary 3.3.1 debs. or you can simply place xfree86.orgs xserver binary
> >in /usr/local/bin and edit /etc/X11/Xserver to call it.
> Using 3.3.1 would be advisable if you don't want X to break when you
> upgrade to Debian 2.2 (glibc2.1 apparently kills it).
You may also need the 2.2.x kernel. My Neomagic servers were broken
until I upgraded the kernel to 2.2.1, from 2.0.36. Both the older
Neomagic specific server was broken and the newer svga server By the
way, I am now using the svga server.