Videocard S3_Vige

Posted on 1997-05-11
Last Modified: 2013-12-15

I'm a real looser  on this so can anyone tell me hov to ansver the questions  for the XF86Config to get my S3Virge to work good.

I have another problem to. I have a old monitor (A sony CPD-1404S, from 1992 I think) And I have no documentation of it. I dont't think that it's so fun running in 300x200 mode (or what I'm running in just now) Can anyone tell me what to do??
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Expert Comment

ID: 1627494
use XFree86S3v as your X server (this version supports virge chip)
you can find it on sunsite in XFree 3.2 distribution.
For your monitor, you can try in vga mode and increase the resolution (and frequency) step by step (be careful).

good luck

Author Comment

ID: 1627495
On A cd I have I found the files: TRANS.TBL

Is it those files I shall use?
Hod do I install those?
How do I uncompress a file whith tgz extension?

I have RedHat4.1

I'm a real looser on this so please give me a compleat answer.

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ID: 1627496
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Author Comment

ID: 1627497
Mabe I already have this installed. (How can I check it?)
Can you tell me how to use it if it's so.

Expert Comment

ID: 1627498
You will find step by step instructions in the file XFree86-HOWTO. I don't have Redhat but the file should be on your Redhat CD or you can get it on sunsite. XFree86S3v is the correct server to use, I have the same chip. Type gunzip and the filename to uncompress the zipped file. Then type tar -xvf to uncompress the resulting tar file.

Author Comment

ID: 1627499
I Think I have chosen the right thing when running XF86config.
I found s3_virge server to chose, but it don't look like I have more then 16 colors. I have 2mb on my s3Virge so I thik I should get more.( I HAVE 16MILIONS UNDER NT).

Please help me out whith this and I'll be more than satisfied with your answer.


Accepted Solution

bjacobs earned 110 total points
ID: 1627500
Try startx -- -bpp16
This will give you 16 bit color

Expert Comment

ID: 1627501
Forgot the space, should be
startx -- -bpp 16

Author Comment

ID: 1627502
When I tried that I get a gray screen and when I exit olwm the sceen looks like if I tries to run in 1280x1024 under NT but the screen can only run under 640x480. Can't I get more than 16 collors anyway. (I'll be satisfied with 256)


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