[techtalk] Red Hat 7.0 and video cards
conor.daly at oceanfree.net
Tue Jan 2 00:22:38 EST 2001
On Mon, Jan 01, 2001 at 05:13:40PM -0500 or so it is rumoured hereabouts,
Caitlyn Martin thought:
> Hi, everyone,
> I ran into the same problem with my Trident 3D Image 975 AGP card, which
> again, is a common chipset. The problem isn't Red Hat 7, though. It's any
> and *all* distributions that use XFree86 4.x. The support is just not nearly
> as good as in 3.3.x. Mandrake 7.2, for example, will give you exactly the
> same problem. The only solution is to rip out X and install the 3.3.6 RPMs
> from the previous version. This will, of course, break anything that depends
> on 4.0.1 or whatever.
I had problems with a Trident 3D Image 975 AGP card in
Xfree 3.3.whatever-it-is-that-you-get-with-rh6.2 The XF86SVGA server
doesn't seem to support the Image 975 very well. I could get decent
resolutions eventually after much tweaking of /etc/X11/XF86Config but I
couldn't get X to run from the linuxcare Bootable Business Card CD (A very
nice tool, uses Rusty Russell's compressed loopback filesystem to carry
about 80Mb of a rescue system on a 50Mb bootable Business Card CD).
Eventually dumped the Trident card in favour of an S3 Trio 3D 2X+ which
ran out of the box.
I can't remember if I had replaced the card before I put on RH7.0 though.
Conor Daly <conor.daly at oceanfree.net>
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