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howto config VGA card when my card in not in the xf86config

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I just bought an ASUS TERMINATOR k7 with a built-in S3Savage 4graphics and shared memory from 8M to 64M.
After I installed Redhat Linux 7.2 using standard VGA mode, I started x-windows. But the x-windows is very blurred and unclear.
As my VGA card is not in the xf86config list, what is the procedure to install the driver (driver name in vendor's CDRom is s3sava~1.gz)in Linux such that It can be used.

Please help!
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Ouch, the clutses...LOL:-).

s3sava~1.gz probably was named something like: s3savage4.tar.gz (or just s3savage4.gz)
But then the fools DOS-mangeled the filename when creating the CD. Sigh.

Let's see... is that the A7VL133-VM?
What you need to do is get a "custom" s3 driver, either from asus (http://www.asus.com) or ... elsewhere. You can probably use the one on the CD, just copy the file to you (linux) harddrive, unzip it with gunzip, do
file s3sava~1<Enter>
to see wether the file contains a tar archive, or if it is the actual XFree 4.x module (that is elf binary).

It probably is a tar-file, that you can extract with
tar xvf s3sava~1
Read the readme (I just downloaded it from ASUS (zipfile, containing a gzipped tar file)... it's a 3.3.6 "driver"... oh well, I don't remember exactly where (and I'm too lazy... if you pester me about it, I might scrouge around a bit... or perhaps someone else here at EE has a better memory ;-), but there is a Xfree4 driver *somewhere*. Try google:), and if you want to, run the install.sh

It sure is worth the effort to use the "custom" driver, as you have noticed, since the "generic" support isn't all that good.

-- Glenn
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I found that another vga card works fine. May be there is a problem of the original card. Anyway thanks
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