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I have a gateway 2500 laptop, i have edited all of the config scripts and
they are all correct. I used Xconfigurator to set it up, and checked
against old XF86Config's that i have. when i do a 'startx' command, it
simply hangs at a blank black screen. to solve i have changed back to
XF86_SVGA, (3.3.6) now, i have used XFree86 4.0.1 before, and 4.0 worked
fine as well, 4.0.2 just doesn't work.
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Xconfigurator for a laptop with a neomagic
Actual Results: XFree86 locks up
Expected Results: XFree86 probably should start up right
(the reason i label it a high priority is that after install the computer
simply hangs when it tries to load X, this would be a problem if i didn't
have old config files laying around and have XF86_SVGA installed)
I've changed the default X configuration to use 3.3.6 by default instead
of XFree 4 since a number of people are reporting this. Preston, changes
are checked into CVS for "Cards" file. Next release of X & Xconfigurator
should default to 3.3.6.
Neomagic doesn't make graphics hardware anymore and they don't release their
specs either. Thus, support for this chip is likely to stay broken unless
someone can talk Neomagic into releasing specs, or someone who has one of
these chipsets can hack code into 4 from the 3.3.x source.