Re: trident and new xfree86 packages
On Fri, 23 Aug 2002, Juraj Bednar wrote:
>Date: Fri, 23 Aug 2002 10:37:59 +0200
>From: Juraj Bednar <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
>Subject: Re: trident and new xfree86 packages
>> > I've just wanted to give a try to Branden's latest XFree86 4.2.0
>> > packages. I decided to do this, because 4.1.0 from woody freezes every
>> > few minutes (a known problem). I have Trident Microsystems 3DIm`age 975
>> > (rev 243) card.
>> > The problem with the new packages is, that the colors are totally
>> > wrong. I run any application like xmms and black is black, white is
>> > white, but anything else is wrong.
>> Maybe it's worth trying the trident_drv.o from
>> http://www.xfree86.org/~alanh/ ?
>did not help. I tried to copy the driver from Mandrake (where it worked
>correctly) and it did not help either, still the same problem. I think
>it's not driver dependant for me, it has to be somewhere else than in a
>driver. I also tried 4.1.0 driver, which was displaying the colors
>correctly, but it did not work either.
>Maybe you could help me fix the freezing bug in 4.1.0, which works :).
>The problem occurs, when I move windows, resize them or play a movie (so
>in some intensive situation). Then the screen turns while with several
>black vertical lines. It's a hard freeze (can not ping the machine,
>the keyboard does not react). Then sometimes when I push the reset
>button, I have to press it again, because system starts booting without
>video card initialized (or at least I don't see the display).
It is a newer version of Alan's driver which seems to be very
stable for most users.
Hope this helps.
Mike A. Harris Shipping/mailing address:
OS Systems Engineer 190 Pittsburgh Ave., Sault Ste. Marie,
XFree86 maintainer Ontario, Canada, P6C 5B3
Red Hat Inc.