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Re: Bug#250915: installation-report

On Thu, Jun 03, 2004 at 08:52:34PM +0100, Jason Dobbs wrote:
> >> Unfortunately, I could not get the graphics card working
> >> for the version of XFree86 (4.3.0.dfsg.1-1) currently in sarge. It's a PCI
> >> Diamond Multimedia Stealth 64 Video 2001 Series card with 1MB ram, which
> >> has a S3 Trio 64V+ chipset. I tried S3, VESA & VGA drivers, but the best I
> >> could come up with was a 640x480 VESA mode. So I installed Woody and got 
> >> Xfree86 version 3.3.6 running just fine with a 800x600 16bpp mode. 
> >There are some cards which are no longer supported in 4.x, but I don't
> >know if the S3 Trio is one of them.  I'm CCing the debian-x list for
> http://www.xfree86.org/4.3.0/Status29.html states :-
> "Support (accelerated) for the 964 (revisions 0 and 1), 968, Trio32,
> Trio64, Trio64, Trio64V+, Trio64UV+, Aurora64V+, Trio64V2, and
> PLATO/PX is provided by the "s3" driver (however, only models using
> the IBM RGB 524, Texas Instruments 3025, or an internal TrioDAC RAMDAC
> chip are supported)."
> I tried to figure out what RAMDAC was in this card, but didn't reach a
> definite conclusion.

Well, your logs from 3.3.6 seem to indicate an internal RAMDAC:

> (--) S3: Ramdac type: s3_trio64
> (--) S3: Ramdac speed: 135 MHz

...though I admit the Status document could have been much more clear
and explicit in this respect.

> I did try for quite some time  (several evenings,
> googling, reading xfree86 documentation and trying things out) to get
> 4.3 to go, but to no avail. My  conclusion was that 3.3.6 works for
> me, but 4.3 does not. I think it's inevitable that this scenario will
> be hit for older hardware, hence my comment about it would be nice if
> sarge could support it

Have you tried the "vga" or "vesa" drivers in 4.3 instead?

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Debian GNU/Linux                   |       temptation is to yield to it.
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