Solved

Video driver for 256 colors

Posted on 1997-12-25
3
442 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-16
I have the old Cirrus logic card and want to run 256 color VGA...what do I need to do???
0
Comment
Question by:randar122597
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 9

Expert Comment

by:magigraf
ID: 1776484
randar...

All what you have to do is to install the drivers of that video card.  You would have to run Windows setup from DOS, then you would select the display part and change it to select have disk from manufacturer, then make it read the video card drivers.  Once this is installed on your system, you would be up & running.

If you have difficulties in understanding the above instructions let me know, and I will post in more details.

Regards
0
 

Author Comment

by:randar122597
ID: 1776485
There are no manufacturer disks that came with this card...it is the old Cirrus logic card that does not have any drivers available from the Cirrus site.  

Questions: are there any generic drivers available?
Would it be better to just purchase a new card?
Will a High Res. VGA monitor support 256 colors or do I need a new monitor?

0
 
LVL 9

Accepted Solution

by:
magigraf earned 200 total points
ID: 1776486
randar...

You could use the default SVGA driver from Windows 3.X, this will give a better color depth if you would choose a higher resolution.

You could also buy a new card like ATI with 2 Mg while 1Mg would be enough if you're running Win3.x but think of "If you upgrade" why buy a video card twice.

These cards will come with a manufacturer disk which will install the Windows 3.x drivers for you.

Have thought about moving to Win95?? I should ask if your hardware would help you do that.. Do you want to feedback on your hardware if you want an opinion weither to change to Win95 or not??

Hope this helped
Regards
0

Featured Post

Connect further...control easier

With the ATEN CE624, you can now enjoy a high-quality visual experience powered by HDBaseT technology and the convenience of a single Cat6 cable to transmit uncompressed video with zero latency and multi-streaming for dual-view applications where remote access is required.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

NTFS file system has been developed by Microsoft that is widely used by Windows NT operating system and its advanced versions. It is the mostly used over FAT file system as it provides superior features like reliability, security, storage, efficienc…
When you start your Windows 10 PC and got an "Operating system not found" error or just saw  "Auto repair for startup" or a blinking cursor with black screen. A loop for Auto repair will start but fix nothing.  You will be panic as there are no back…
This video Micro Tutorial explains how to clone a hard drive using a commercial software product for Windows systems called Casper from Future Systems Solutions (FSS). Cloning makes an exact, complete copy of one hard disk drive (HDD) onto another d…
Get a first impression of how PRTG looks and learn how it works.   This video is a short introduction to PRTG, as an initial overview or as a quick start for new PRTG users.

860 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question