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Re: need help detecting device XFree86 4.2.0 + savage

Thanks tim, and others who made useful comments,

i downloaded the savage 1.1.23t driver (i haven't yet learnt
how debian gets from a .deb file to ordinary linux files, so i just
used the "linux" gzipped, tarred version - here are two minor newbie
questions: (1) how do i open, read, etc a .deb file, (2) what's the
unzipping command for .bz2 files, gunzip doesn't seem to handle them)
copied it into the modules/ directory, and it works perfectly with my
ProSavage DDR (chip 8d04).  :))))

In case anyone's curious, the "vesa" driver from the 8-CD Deb3.0r0
version and 8bit depth resolution is successful in more or less
getting an X server running, with partial mouse function. The
picture quality is not that good, and the mouse has problems
distinguishing a drag from a click, e.g. with pull-down menus i could
only get the first option to function, so it's

In any case, savage 1.1.23t works fine. (So far, at least... )

Now i'm looking how to get emacs 20.7 to (1) display different
language fonts rather than just empty boxes :(, and (2) download
otfried cheong's patch on emacs 20.* in order to get decent utf-8
(unicode) handling:


i couldn't get dselect to install emacs 21.*, but since otfried's
patch is on 20.*, i might as well stick to that anyway until 
emacs/mule can properly handle utf-8 (including input methods...)

Anyway, i'm delighted to be part of the GNU/Linux users' community,
it's just as supportive as i expected :)


On Tue, 3 Sep 2002, Tim Roberts wrote:

> On Mon, 2 Sep 2002 13:49:46 +0200 (CEST), boud wrote:
> >
> >Hi, 
> >  i wonder if someone could help me trying to detect my graphics device
> >using XFree86 4.2.0 which i've installed with Woody from the 8 CD-ROMs.
> >
> >It seems that the X server cannot find the device - short extract from
> >the log:
> PCI ID 8d04 is the ProSavage-DDR.  This is a relatively new motherboard-based 
> entry into the Savage family.  It did not exist when Xfree86 4.2.0 was 
> released, so the stock driver in XFree86 4.2.0, which is what you are running, 
> does not support it.
> Go fetch the 1.1.23t driver from my web site, 
> http://www.probo.com/timr/savage40.html.
> By the way, you might as well delete the module load lines for GLcore, dri, 
> glx, pex5, and xie.  The latter two are obsolete, the first three have no 
> Savage support.
> --
> - Tim Roberts, timr@probo.com
>   Providenza & Boekelheide, Inc.

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