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Re: Font corruption under X



On Sat, Jul 08, 2000 at 09:51:19PM -0400, Mike Werner wrote:
> Rogerio Brito wrote:
> > On Jul 08 2000, Mike Werner wrote:
> > > Looks like that's it, alright.  I just popped my case to
> > > double-check, and I am indeed using an S3 Virge/DX vid card with the
> > > SVGA server.  ::sigh::
> > 
> > 	Is there any reason why you don't use the specialized xserver
> > 	for your card? The package is xserver-s3v (not to be confused
> > 	with xserver-s3). I have installed that one for a customer and
> > 	he doesn't seem to have those problems (I went to your page to
> > 	see the corruption).
> 
> Well, I had considered that server.  But when I saw this ...

<snip>

> Description: X server for S3 ViRGE and ViRGE/VX-based graphics cards
>  xserver-s3v is an 8-bit PseudoColor and 16-bit TrueColor X server suitable
>  for use with S3 ViRGE and ViRGE/VX graphic accelerator boards. In most cases
>  use of this X server is deprecated in favor of the SVGA X server.
> 
> ... that last line got me to use the SVGA server instead.  However, between
> the realization that since I pretty much know that the SVGA server is the
> cause of my troubles it most certainly can't hurt to try and your
> recommendation, I am now downloading the xserver-s3v package as I type this.

I've had a number of problems with the SVGA driver on my own ViRGE/VX
card, documented in the nether depths of comp.os.linux.*.  Followups
from others indicated that even with identically specified cards, some
worked with the SVGA driver, some required the S3 driver.

Go figure.

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