Re: old hardware, newer Debian
Ron Johnson schrieb:
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On 02/03/07 00:50, Mike McClain wrote:
Pardon the typo, the board is a Trident tvga 8900b, sometimes my
fingers seem lisdexic.
s. keeling <email@example.com> said:
Mike McClain <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
I just installed sarge on a box I've happily been running woody on
for 5 years and find I can't run X cause the Trident tvga 9800b
chipset is no longer supported in the xserver-xfree86 v4.3. Any
Try the svga driver. I'm using a PCI Matrox card, development of
which was stopped long ago. svga driver picked up the slack and it
I've tried 'dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86' with many different
I've tried xf86config, xf86config and xdebconfigurator.
I've started over and done a full re-install on another partition,
thinking my minimul install might have missed something critical.
Not once have I seen a chance to select svga.
Vga and vesa yes but not svga.
Can you tell me what package gives you that functionality?
My board predates vesa hence doesn't answer properly and I get a black
screen, that's the case with the latest install now and it's booting
Whoa, that's an *old* card.
If it's a PCI card, then you should be able to buy a cheap newer one
I can only concur with that. But to add:
I had a a s3 trio64v+ once and had the same problem when upgrading from
woody to sarge. In woody there were both v3.3.6 and 4.1.0 versions of
XFree86 servers available. So basically if you want to use this card in
etch or sarge you need to get Xfree86 3.3.6 in.
I'm writing this merely out of curiosity because I really don't consider
the following to be a good idea, but I'd love to know wether it works
You could just add entries to oldstable (i.e. woody) to your
sources.list and try to
# aptitude -t oldstable install xserver-svga
or try to
# apt-get source xfree86v3
with the appropriate line in your sources.list
BUT since you've upgraded to sarge you probably don't want a five (or
more) year old xserver that is crippled when it comes to functionality
compared to xorg or whatever.
So bottom line is, best bet if you want to keep using the card IF the
xserver-xorg-trident packages drive your card would be to upgrade top
etch or optionally use a backported version in sarge.