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how do I set up my trident 9385 card with linux
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leahy earned 100 total points
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Hi nashm,
this worked for me (I use a T9385 chipset with a 800x600 active LCD screen).
You need to alter the file /etc/XF86Config (copy your old version first!). Scroll down to where you see Section "Device" (this is where you specify your graphics device) and add the following (immediately after an EndSection command):

Section "Device"
   Identifier   "Trident 9385"
   VendorName   "Trident"
   BoardName    "Cyber 9385"
   Chipset      "cyber938x"
   VideoRam     2048             #change this from 2MB if                                     #necessary
EndSection

In a similar way, add a new "Monitor" section. I don't know what monitor you're using, so you may need to change this to suit yours. Mine is only a 800x600.

Section "Monitor"

    Identifier  "TFT"
    VendorName  "Unknown"
    ModelName   "LCD-TFT"
    HorizSync   20-95         # multisync
    VertRefresh 20-120        # multisync
    ModeLine "800x600" 50 800 856  976 1048  600 637 643 666

EndSection

Finally, put them together in the "Screen" section. Replace your  screen section with this:

Section "Screen"
    Driver      "svga"
    Device      "Trident 9385"      #this has been defined above
    Monitor     "TFT"            #this likewise
    DefaultColorDepth 8
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       8      
        Modes       "800x600" "640x480"
        ViewPort    0 0
        Virtual     800 600
    EndSubsection    
EndSection

Hope this is some help... This is a fairly minimal config, you can probably do better with your hardware.
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