Bug 6999

Summary: Display becomes scrambled when using S3 Virge/GX server
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: s.harper
Component: XFree86Assignee: Preston Brown <pbrown>
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Version: 6.1CC: aalonso, scottrus
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Description s.harper 1999-11-14 20:20:12 UTC
I am trying to configure X Windows on a Compaq Deskpro 6000 with S3
Virge/GX graphics. When Xconfigurator probes the card the graphics become
scrambled. I checked the video chipset compatibility list and my 86C385
chipset is on the list. Also, I am using a Compaq P70 monitor. I couldn't
find any other reports on the S3 in the database.

Comment 1 Preston Brown 2000-05-08 13:56:59 UTC
*** Bug 11025 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 2 Angel M. Alonso 2000-07-01 22:18:44 UTC
I thing the problem is that the Xconfigurator tries the XF86_SVGA driver and the
correct was the XF86_S3V (i've tried to rename the XF86_SV3 with XF86_SVGA and
everithing works fine)

Comment 3 Preston Brown 2000-08-29 17:25:32 UTC
Some versions of the virge work better with the virge support in the SVGA
server, others still work better with the old S3V server.  The ViRGE is such a
bad chip that this will never get resolved -- S3 often made changes to the chip
and didn't even bump the PCI revision number or external number stamped onto the
chip, making support anything but easy.