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Re: Shouldn't this card be supported?



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On Mon, Nov 04, 2002 at 08:31:55PM +0200, Shaul Karl wrote:
> I have an S3 card which works in 3.3.6. It doesn't work under 4.2.1.
> Should it? I believe /usr/share/doc/xserver-xfree86/Status.gz mentions
> the card as ibeing supported.
> It worth mentioning that this card uses a VLB bus.
> 
> $ cat /var/log/xdm.log
[...]
> (--) S3: chipset:   Trio32 rev. 0
> (--) S3: chipset driver: mmio_928
> (**) S3: Option "power_saver"
> (--) S3: card type: 386/486 localbus
> (--) S3: videoram:  2048k
> (--) S3: Ramdac type: s3_trio32
> (--) S3: Ramdac speed: 135 MHz
> (--) S3: Using Trio32/64 programmable clock (MCLK 54.886 MHz)
> (--) S3: Maximum allowed dot-clock: 80.000 MHz
> (**) S3: Mode "800x600": mode clock =  49.500
> (**) S3: Mode "640x480": mode clock =  31.500
> (**) S3: Using 16 bpp.  Color weight: 565
> (**) S3: Virtual resolution set to 1152x900
> (--) S3: Local bus LAW is 0xF3000000
> (--) S3: Using a banksize of 2048k, line width of 1152
> (--) S3: Using a single 9x9 area at (1143,901) for expanding pixmaps
> (--) S3: No font cache available
[...]
> (II) PCI: No PCI bus found

There's the problem.  XFree86 4.2.1 does support the Trio32/64, but
unfortunately it doesn't support the VESA local bus.

You might mail xpert@xfree86.org and ask if someone is interested in
implementing VLB support.  Be sure to ask for CCs if you're not
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