Re: Debian and S3 ProsavageDDR KM 266
A month ago I had debian stable (woody) installed on my XPC which has
the ProSavageDDR (savage8) onboard with the via chipset. I used apt
pinning to get the unstable XFree86 4.2 (seems like that's in testing
now) package xserver-xfree86. I combined that with the savage driver
debian package by Tim Roberts (http://www.probo.com/timr/savage40.html)
and I was a pretty happy 2d X windows user.
According to Tim's site, there still isn't any DRI/OpenGL/Mesa support
in the driver. Maybe us Via chipset purchasers can send enough email to
Via to convince them there's a good market out there for 3d graphics on
X. My only issue with this process was that XFree86 4.2 that was in
unstable depended on a whole new glibc version, so the apt-get installed
the new glibc and removed all of my development tools. X worked like a
champ, there was no pain in configuring the savage driver, and it seemed
that I could do 24 bit color at 1024x768 (and possibly higher, I didn't
try.) I did have bios set to allocate 64MB of RAM to the ProSavageDDR chip.
Since then I've reinstalled from scratch to testing (Sarge) and am
borrowing an ATI Radeon... Best of luck.
Rodney D. Myers wrote:
On Wed, 2 Jul 2003 10:55:14 -0500
Julian Hernandez <email@example.com> wrote:
On Sun, Jun 22, 2003 at 04:04:00PM -0700, Rodney D. Myers wrote:
It 'should' work. My new motherboard has ProSavageDDR. I had to use
Knoppix, to get it identified, but it's working like a champ.
Can you tell me what xfree86 driver work for you?
Thanks in advance.
Julián Hernández Gómez
As an added note. Installing debian proper, I could not get the display
using 24bits, but using 16bits.