Re: xserver-s3 stoped working?
On Mon, May 26, 2003 at 08:25:54PM +0900, ISHIKAWA Mutsumi wrote:
> >>>>> In <[🔎] 20030526104317.GY27449@trinity.unimelb.edu.au>
> >>>>> Daniel Stone <email@example.com> wrote:
> >> On Mon, May 26, 2003 at 01:21:11PM +0300, Shaul Karl wrote:
> >> > I have tried debian-user and xfree86 but didn't got a reply.
> >> > Hopefully someone here will be able to help. In addition, maybe others
> >> > with the same old card can tell whether it works for them?
> >> > The following is for an old machine that is being used as a desk top.
> >> > It used to follow testing rather closely until the break occurred.
> >> > However due to the old hardware it must use xserver-s3 from the old 3.3
> >> > tree. This is so because as far as I can tell there is no newer server
> >> > for this VLB card. I believe the source classifies this bus as part of
> >> > the ISA bus and mentions that it will be supported in the distant
> >> > future. Am I wrong? Follows /var/log/xdm/log. The exact identification
> >> > of the hardware can be seen here.
> >> >
> >> > (**) S3: Option "power_saver"
> >> > (--) S3: card type: 386/486 localbus
> >> > (--) S3: videoram: 2048k
> >> > (--) S3: Ramdac type: s3_trio32
> >> > (--) S3: Ramdac speed: 135 MHz
> >> If this is indeed a Trio32, as it semes it is, it should be supported in
> >> 4.2.1-6, which is currently in sid (unstable).
> I believe that XFree86 4.x's s3 driver is only support PCI(or AGP) bus.
> (e.g S3Probe() in s3_driver.c) So, VL bus/ISA bus card will not work
> with the driver.
Yep, altough :
claims that :
All hardware supported in 3.3.6 is also supported in 4.3.0 except
for the 911, 924, 801, 805, 928, 864, and 868, and versions of the
964 and 968 that do not use the RAMDAC chips listed above. The
SuperSavage chipset is supported only in 4.3.0.
The source code of the s3 driver says that :
/* XXX do ISA later... some day in the distant future... */
I have the feeling that not much is needed to make the isa bus cards be
supported, so you may ask for it on the firstname.lastname@example.org mailing
list, or even better, start working on this yourself after having read
the DESIGN document. I am not familiar with the s3 driver, nor do i own
ISA hardware, but i have the feeling that it is only an issue of
detecting the isa cards properly, using the xf86MatchIsaInstances, and
maybe some other detection.
If you decide to go this way, i will be glad to help you as i can, and
you can also post at email@example.com for help.
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