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Xfree 86 3.1 or up Drivers and Config for Diamond Stealth 64 Video 2001 Series

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I would like to know where I can get Xfree 86 3.1 or up
Drivers for Diamond Stealth 64 Video (not graphic) 2001
Series (version 2.19, 1995) Multimedia Accelerator Video
card. If there is no drivers available, I would also like
to know how to configure the Xfree 86 for this card. I
have already checked Xfree and Diamond web sites and
they do not explain clearly whether my card is supported
in Xfree 3.2.
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I'm not sure if there are `drivers' (I think you mean `server') for your card. To be sure, visit http://www.xfree86.org/
Check the release notes to find out if your card is supported. If not, you can use the standard VGA server.
This will work, but it won't use your card effectively.

The instructions for configuring are also on www.xfree.org.

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by:huntingwood
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I have already checked Xfree and Diamond web sites and they
do not state clearly whether my specific card is supported
in the recent Xfree version 3.1 or up (3.2 is the most recent).
Hence, I would like to know which drivers I should use (S3?) or are there different steps to configure (same as other video card?) xfree for my video card.

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You should find out which chipset is in your card. Check the manuals. Also, most cards show a startup banner when you boot your PC. (You have to be quick because it disappears after a short time.)
Note down the *exact* chipset information (e.g., S3 864). Run xf86config and fill in the right numbers.
The readme files from XFree 3.2 state that most Diamond cards are supported except for a few of the Viper series. Normally, it should work.
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