[techtalk] XFree86 on a Neomagic 256ZX LT

Nils Philippsen nils at wombat.dialup.fht-esslingen.de
Wed Dec 15 15:41:10 EST 1999

On Wed, 15 Dec 1999, Ian Phillips wrote:

> I know this chipset isn't fully supported by XFree86 yet, but it _is_
> possible to get the display running in 640x480, I know, because
> XF86Setup does this, but then fails to generate a working config file.

XF86Setup uses the VGA16 server which does just that -- 640x480 @ 16
colors -- if you don't need colors, it'll probably be fine for you ;-)

> Does anybody know what the "generic" CF86Config is that XF86Setup
> uses, I can get by for now by just copying that into place and seting
> up the server links by hand.

That won't work, because the config will be for the VGA16 server und you'd

Maybe you could give the 3.9 betas a try. It is possible that they have
better support for the Neomagic (guessing here).

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