Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 26683
XFree86-4.0.2 fails with S3virge
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:31:20 EDT
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XFree86-4.0.2 does not work properly with my Diamond Multimedia 3D 2000
It brings up the display, which is kind of divided in 3 similar vertical
it should show only one. The flickering is also very intense.
RedHat's previous XFree-4 (the guinness default) worked, although
Xconfigurator seems to create an XFree-4 config file by default, and I had
to issue a --preferxf3 (or similar) to have a running X server.
Configuring by other means (xf86config, xf86cfg, manual XF86Config editing)
gives the same results.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Xconfigurator recognizes my Video Card PCI Entry S3 Inc.|86c325 [ViRGE]
2. Select my Monitor Sony CPD-15SF2
3. Issue my video memory 2MB
4. Select No Clockchip Setting
5. Select 1152x864x16bpp
6. X starts and displays these horizontally compressed and mixed stuff.
The vertical axon behaves correctly.
*** Bug 28052 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
If it matters, my ViRGE (bug 28052) is exactly the same model. lspci output:
00:09.0 VGA compatible controller: S3 Inc. 86c325 [ViRGE] (rev 06) (prog-if 00
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 10
Memory at e0000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64M]
Expansion ROM at <unassigned> [disabled] [size=64K]
Yes, the recommended way to fix this is to run XConfigurator --preferxf3
The S3 support in XFree86 4.0.2 is a bit shaky. Hopefully 4.0.3 will have
fixed these bugs.
Xconfigurator has been fixed to default his card to XFree-Servers 3.3.6 now.
This will be in the next rawhide release.
XFree86-4.0.2 as shipped in wolverine works again with S3virge. I note again
that it was only fisher that did not work correctly with XFree86-4.0.2