Sean Carr wrote:
> hello people,
>> i'm a new linux user (1 week to be exact).
> i'm delighted to see there's a cork linux group.
>> i've got a pentium 133 dual bootable with redhat 5.2 and win '95 (guess
> i can delete windows now? :))
>> x-windows works but any tips on video drivers...i've s3 video card and
> i'm sure i'll find linux drivers but what's the best installation
with the S3 video cards,
you can use 3 different X server : Xfree-S3 ; Xfree-S3V and Xfree-SVGA ;
usually, when it is not the good one, your system crash (use the reset or
the power switch). Hopefully, now there is an auto detect (Xconfigurator)
that does it rather good.
I have a S3virge GX/2 (86C357) that needs the SVGA driver (not
you can check yours here :
Pay attention, if you are using Xconfigurator, it will change you keyboard
layout from UK (or whatever you have as keyboard) to US
edit the /etc/X11/XF86config and set this like that :
This is an example of screen config on my computer, this may not be the
same as yours but it can inspire you
Monitor "My Monitor"
#bits per pixel 8, 16 or 32 ; 24 gives strange results 32 is not useful
and sometimes unstable
#name of the video modes
Modes "1024x768" "640x480" "800x600"
ViewPort 0 0
#virtual size of the screen
Virtual 1024 768
PS : try http://kif.ucc.ie
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