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Hi,

I'm having trouble while running X-windows. I used to use a 486dx2/66
with 8MB of ram, a vesa bus and an S3 videocard with 1MB of ram  but I
recently upgraded to a K6/200 with 32MB of ram and a PCI S3 virge card
with 2MB of ram and an AOpen motherboard with intel TX chipset. When I
run Xconfigurator (RedHat) and I select an S3 virge videocard and I
install the appropriate server, I get the following:

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XFree86 Version 3.2 / X Window System
(protocol Version 11, revision 0, vendor release 6100)
Release Date: Oct 26 1996
      If the server is older than 6-12 months, or if your card is newer
      than the above date, look for a newer version before reporting
      problems.  (see http://www.XFree86.Org/FAQ)
Operating System: Linux [ELF]
Configured drivers:
  S3: accelerated server for S3 graphics adaptors (Patchlevel 0)
      s3_ViRGE
(using VT number 7)

XF86Config: /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/XF86Config
(**) stands for supplied, (--) stands for probed/default values
(**) XKB: disabled
(**) XKB: keycodes: "xfree86"
(**) XKB: types: "default"
(**) XKB: compat: "default"
(**) XKB: symbols: "us(pc101)"
(**) XKB: geometry: "pc"
(**) XKB: rules: "xfree86"
(**) XKB: model: "pc101"
(**) XKB: layout: "us"
(**) Mouse: type: MouseMan, device: /dev/mouse, baudrate: 1200
(**) S3: Graphics device ID: "My Video Card"
(**) S3: Monitor ID: "My Monitor"
(--) S3: Mode "1280x1024" needs hsync freq of 78.86 kHz. Deleted.
(--) S3: Mode "1280x1024" needs hsync freq of 81.13 kHz. Deleted.
Warning: The directory "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/" does not exist.
         Entry deleted from font path.
(**) FontPath set to "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/,/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/,/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo/,/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/"
(--) S3: PCI: unknown (please report), ID 0x8a01 rev 1, Linear FB @ 0xe0000000
(--) S3: Unknown S3 chipset: chip_id = 0x1e1 rev. 11

 *** None of the configured devices were detected.***


Fatal server error:
no screens found
_X11TransSocketUNIXConnect: Can't connect: errno = 111
giving up.
xinit:  Connection refused (errno 111):  unable to connect to X server
xinit:  No such process (errno 3):  Server error.

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When I use the SVGA driver I can only get a resolution of 320x200 or
something... not really wonderful :)
Only the VGA driver works, but of course that's only 640x480.

TIA,
Tom Francart <tom.francart@usa.net>,
Belgium, Europe

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Tom,
I believe you should get the current version of X. See this announcement from www.xfree86.org:

XFree86-3.3.1 is now available!

Most binary distributions are in place and the mirrors are quickly picking up the files. Please be patient when trying to download the files and please
check the mirrors closest to you first.

This is almost exclusively a bug fix release. If you are having problems with a prior release, please try XFree86-3.3.1 first before asking for help.

Highlights of the new release include

     XFree86 3.3.1 includes The Open Group's public patch 2 for X11R6.3.
     Support for SCO Open Server 5 should now be complete.
     I128 Series II rev 2 chips are now supported. (including I128 DRAM cards).
     Various problems with the S3V server and the SVGA s3v driver have been fixed. Similarly, the ET6000 initialization problem are solved.
     The Mach64 server will now correctly recognise some of the newer ATI chip revisions, including the Rage II+, Rage Pro and VT3. If you
     needed the ChipId/ChipRev workaround when using 3.3, you should remove those lines from your XF86Config file when upgrading to 3.3.1.
     An Xserver bug which could cause a server crash when using lbxproxy has been fixed.
     Experimental, alpha quality Support for Matrox Mystique 220 and Millennium II

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I use this version with my S3 virge with no problems.

Bob Jacobs


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