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Re: xserver-xorg: recent upgrade blowed out my X server

On Sat, Nov 25, 2006 at 06:40:29PM +0530, Amit Joshi wrote:
> Oh...its good to see that it has worked with you. I had a lotta trouble with 
> the 2.6.8 Kernel on Debian Sarge 3.1r0 and that video card. 
> Well..but here I am a bit confused. The 2.6.8 kernel doesn't even have the 
> module required for this video card. I wonder how could you do that when its 
> not there! The 2.6.8 has the PROSavage module, which I tried with this video 

The installer picked it up as an S3 module which didn't work. I thought
I'd try the 'savage' module (lspci mentioned savage) and it worked. Well
in so far as it didn't bomb out with:
   (EE) No device detected

   Fatal server error:
   no screens found

I don't know what particular savage module it was, but it had 'savage'
in the list for 'dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86'

> card, but it did not work. You sure you are using the exact same card as the 
> OP?
   "I am running debian testing, with an S3 video card (S3 Inc. VT8375
      [ProSavage8 KM266/KL266]  from discover) and Xorg."

Unfortunately the box is now on the other side of town. Now you got me
thinking, which I should have done before I posted :-( The symptoms and
those numbers - S3 Inc. VT8375 and KM266/KL266 - "rang a bell"

But the "ProSavage8" hmmm ... I will get him to send me the output of

" ... the official version cannot be abandoned because the implication of
rejecting it is far too disturbing: that we are subject to a government
conspiracy of `X-Files' proportions and insidiousness."
Letter to the LA Times Magazine, September 18, 2005.

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