Bug 6999 - Display becomes scrambled when using S3 Virge/GX server
Summary: Display becomes scrambled when using S3 Virge/GX server
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86
Version: 6.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Preston Brown
QA Contact:
: 11025 (view as bug list)
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 1999-11-14 20:20 UTC by s.harper
Modified: 2011-05-04 22:38 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2000-07-01 22:18:44 UTC

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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.

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